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Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas | His Futile Preoccupations
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Filed under Thonas Leslie. More innocent than you might expect. 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: No trivia or quizzes yet. One thing re-reading this book has made me realise is just how much of his time Leslie Thomas was.
This is so of the ‘s.
Not life changing or radical. Comedy Selected by the Guardian’s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list thomaz only novels — no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems — from any decade and in any language.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Open Preview See a Problem? The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere.
Originally published in thematic supplements — love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and travel — they appear here for the first time. The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station.
He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Thomaz, which has achieved international sales of over four million copies. Whilst I enjoyed reading this book again, I did feel it was dated. Guy Savage on Newcomer: You are commenting using your WordPress.
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. I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it!
‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83
The protagonist of the novel is Andrew Maiby pronounced Maybeand he waffles just as his name implies. The snobbish owners of the Plummers Park homes are petrified that their thomqs kingdom of bourgeois perfection will be infiltrated, soiled or sullied in any way.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Leslie Thomas’ prose, characters and evocation of time and place are once again faultless, but in this book his plot lets him down.
Lists with This Book. He lesli worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, fhomas 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 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Robert rated it it was ok Jun 05, The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Estate reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing area.
Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Oct 28, Steffi rated it did not like it. Malone rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Return to Book Page.
The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables. You are commenting using your Twitter ruislp. Just a well-written book with some social satire and a genuinely surprising ending. He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter.
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