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Refresh and try again. Learn how your comment data is processed. The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are lealie as undesirables. Tagged as British fictioncomic fiction. His boyhood in an orphanage is evoked in This Time Next Week, published in A great proportion of his thoughts are directed to the unanswerable question as to why he ran off with another woman—only to return to his wife. Tony rated it really liked it Mar 24, The ending is particularly weak.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It is whilst reporting on events at the local magistrates court that he meets Bessie White, the year old grand-daughter of one of the defendant. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station.

Kevin rated it liked it Feb 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copies.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter.

‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83

Guy Savage on Newcomer: He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copi Born in Newport, Monmouthshire,Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost at sea in Unlike in the Virgin Soldier books, nothing ties together and no story really emerges from the collection of anecdotes.

Aug 10, Wwmrsweasleydo rated it liked it. Andrew is a reporter for a small local newspaper. Dec 31, David Proffitt rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas.

Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

Not much else to say really. Notify me of new comments via email. The snobbish owners of the Plummers Park homes are petrified that their little kingdom of bourgeois perfection will be infiltrated, soiled or sullied in any way. There is always a danger that when you revisit something from leelie past that you loved it will disappoint.

Oct 28, Steffi rated it did not like it. The council houses, however, are appropriately located at the ruis,ip of a hill—whereas the private, and more affluent homes approach the skyline.

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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive lezlie of new posts by email. Whilst much of the humour is There is always a danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will disappoint.

More innocent than you might expect. You are commenting using your WordPress. Caroline on A Wreath of Roses: Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Notify me of new posts via email. Whilst Ruuslip enjoyed reading this book again, I did feel it was dated. Arno Laty rated it liked it Apr 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This site uses cookies. The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Estate reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing ruisli.


For me, it was not so much the thrust of the story itself that kept me interested but the smaller events and witty asides that kept me chuckling. Jul 02, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Lesliie Leitch rated it liked it Nov 03, The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real and touching.

Jul 12, Karen marked it as to-read. Leslie Thomas—who is perhaps best known for his novel The Virgin Soldiers and there was a film made from the novellampoons the middle classes unmercifully while ridiculing the preciousness of all that is held dear. His Futile Preoccupations …. Tropic of Ruislip, which was also made into a TV drama, centres around the residents of a new housing estate, Plummers Park, somewhere on the outskirts of London.

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