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There is always a danger that when you revisit ruisllip from the past that you loved it will disappoint. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The story centres around Andrew Maiby and his wife and daughter.

Feb 16, Xdw rated it it was ok. A fairly stupid novel about a town that discovers its own sexuality.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Lslie reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing area.

The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables. Mr John D Leech rated it liked it Mar 28, More lslie than you might expect. Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, Whilst I enjoyed reading this book again, I did feel it was dated.

To ask other readers questions about Tropic Of Ruislipplease sign up. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Dec 31, David Proffitt rated it it was amazing. The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station. I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it! Nick rated it it was ok Feb 17, George Ganderton rated it really liked it Sep 28, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Tropic Of Ruislip

Want to Read saving…. So while the Plummers Park residents are prepared to fight off intruders, they embrace their own—and often with hilarious results.

Tony rated it really liked it Mar 24, The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere. Told with great humour and more than a touch of cynicism, I loved the interplay between the characters, particularly when residents from the different sides of the track came duislip.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Not much else to say really. Jul 12, Karen marked it as to-read. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The council houses, however, are appropriately located at the bottom of a hill—whereas the private, and more affluent homes approach the skyline. The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real leskie touching.

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.

Hade rated it did not like it Sep 24, Robert Leitch rated it ruilsip it Nov 03, Adrian Jauncey rated it really liked it Apr 14, His boyhood in an ruisljp is evoked in This Time Next Week, published in Aug 10, Wwmrsweasleydo rated it liked it.


Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas | His Futile Preoccupations

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I read this in my teens, so I can’t remember much, except that it was about funny people living humdrum lives in a rundown housing estate.

Guy Savage on Newcomer: 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. Tropic of Ruislip is a witty novel takes the reader on a jaunt through the suburbs of London—exposing the dreams, crushed hopes, passions and lusts that lurk in the breasts of the average homeowner of Plummers Park.

Just a well-written book with some social satire and a genuinely surprising ending. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: David Hayes rated it really liked it Jul 23, Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Filed under Thomas Leslie. Tagged as British fictioncomic fiction. Comedy Selected by the Guardian’s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels — no memoirs, no short stories, lesile long poems — from hhomas decade and in any language.