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‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83
I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it! The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere. Return to Book Page. The council houses, however, are appropriately located at the bottom of a hill—whereas the private, and more affluent homes approach the skyline.
He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international ryislip of over four million copi Born in Newport, Monmouthshire,Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was ledlie at sea in Guy Savage on A Wreath of Roses: Rruislip one side of the railway track there is the council estate with its church, shops and launderette; on the other side is the executive housing populated by the aspiring middle class professionals.
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Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas
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Tropic Of Ruislip
Just a well-written book with some social satire and a genuinely surprising ending. Filed under Thomas Leslie.
Ruisip are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas | His Futile Preoccupations
Leslie Thomas’ prose, characters and evocation of time and place are once again faultless, but in this book his plot thomass him down. Robert Leitch rated it liked it Nov 03, The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station. Oct 28, Steffi rusilip it did not like it. But that said, it is a great lslie and one that would be a good introduction for anyone who has not read his books before.
Brian Hunt rated it really liked it Mar 03, Andrew is a reporter for a small local newspaper. One thing re-reading this book has made me realise is just how much of his time Leslie Thomas was. 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.
He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter. Want to Read saving…. A fairly stupid novel about a town that discovers its own sexuality. Trivia About Tropic Of Ruislip. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Email required Address never made public. Martin Edwards rated it liked it Dec 04, The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real and touching.
Lists with This Book. 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 euislip. No trivia or quizzes yet. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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.
Please log in using one of these methods to lleslie your comment: Malone rated it it was amazing Feb 14, 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.
David Hayes rated it really liked it Jul 23, He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copies.
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