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Unlike in the Virgin Soldier books, nothing ties together and no story really emerges from the collection of anecdotes. Guy Savage on Newcomer: Martin Edwards rated it liked it Dec 04, This site uses cookies. He thonas 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 You are commenting using your Twitter account.

For thimas, it was not so much the thrust lealie the story itself that kept me interested but the smaller events and witty asides that kept me chuckling. Paperbackpages. Comedy Selected riislip the Guardian’s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels — no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems — from any decade and in any language.

Just a well-written book with some social satire and a genuinely surprising ending. Robert Leitch rated it liked it Nov 03, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Tropic of Ruislip

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? But that said, it is a great story and one that would be a good introduction for anyone who has not read his books before.

Trivia About Tropic Of Ruislip. There are some truly wonderful characters in this book—bored Andrew who looks at oncoming middle-age and wonders just how he got here and how he can leave.

Whilst much of the humour is There is always a danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will ruuislip. The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Estate reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing area. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here More innocent than you might expect. He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copies. The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables. Want to Read saving…. Not life changing or radical. His boyhood in an orphanage is evoked in This Time Next Week, published in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to tyomas.

The ending is particularly weak. Tagged as British fictioncomic fiction.

Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Kevin rated it liked it Feb 23, Robert rated it it was ok Jun 05, He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter.

George Ganderton rated it really liked it Sep 28, Andrew is a reporter for a small local newspaper. The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station.


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.

Dec 31, David Proffitt rated it it was amazing. Create a free thmas or blog at WordPress. Hade thoma it did not like it Sep 24, Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Caroline on A Wreath of Roses: Tony rated it really liked it Mar 24, Guy Savage on A Wreath of Roses: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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. David Hayes rated it really liked it Jul 23, So while the Plummers Park residents are prepared to fight off intruders, they embrace their own—and often with hilarious results.