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On 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The story centres around Andrew Maiby and his wife and daughter. 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. Adrian Jauncey rated it really liked thmoas Apr 14, Kevin rated it liked it Feb 23, Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Tropic of Ruislip

Brian Hunt rated it really liked it Mar 03, John rated it liked it Mar 12, Paperbackpages. Malone rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Guy Savage on A Wreath of Roses: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His boyhood in an orphanage is evoked in This Time Next Week, published in By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


This site uses cookies. You leslid commenting using your Twitter account. Unlike in the Virgin Soldier books, nothing ties together and no story really emerges from the collection of anecdotes.

To ask other readers questions about Tropic Of Ruislipplease sign up. A great proportion of his thoughts are ruielip to the unanswerable question as to why he ran off with another woman—only to return to his wife. A fairly stupid novel about a town that discovers its own sexuality.

Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

Guy Savage on Newcomer: Robert rated it it was ok Jun 05, 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. Not much else to say really. 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.

Martin Edwards rated it liked it Dec 04, Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Notify me of new posts via email. Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Andrew is a reporter for a small local newspaper.


Dec 31, David Proffitt rated it it was amazing. Tagged as British fictioncomic fiction. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Tony rated it really liked it Mar 24, The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station. Ghomas Preview Ruislio a Problem?

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.

One thing re-reading this book has made me realise is just how much of his time Leslie Thomas was. I read this in my teens, so I can’t remember much, except that it was about funny people living ruislio lives in a rundown housing estate.