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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. His Futile Preoccupations …. Not life changing or radical.

Tropic of Ruislip

Andrew is a reporter for a small local newspaper. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Want to Read saving….

The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Trivia About Tropic Of Ruislip. Guy Savage on Newcomer: 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

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Nick rated it it was ok Feb 17, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, 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.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Whilst much of the humour is There is always a danger that when you revisit something from ruielip past that you loved it will disappoint. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it!

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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. Notify me of new comments via email. Hade rated it did not like it Sep 24, Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Rich Schulks rated it liked it Oct 07, The story centres around Andrew Thoomas and his wife ruisljp daughter.

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. Tropic of Ruislip, which was also made into a TV drama, centres around the yhomas of a new housing estate, Plummers Park, somewhere on the outskirts of London. Malone rated it it was amazing Feb 14,