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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.

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‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83

Refresh and try again. Filed under Thomas Leslie. He won 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 He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter.

The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables.

Tropic of Ruislip, which was also made into euislip TV drama, centres around the residents of a new housing estate, Plummers Park, somewhere on the outskirts of London.


Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas. Comedy Selected by 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.

The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real and touching. There is always a danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will disappoint.

Guy Savage on Newcomer: Tagged as British fictioncomic fiction. Aug 10, Wwmrsweasleydo rated it liked it. 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. JJ rated it really liked it Dec 08, Hade rated it did not like it Sep 24, leskie Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Learn how your comment data is processed.

But that said, it thimas a great story and one that would be a good introduction for anyone who has not read his books before. 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. I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it!

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The council houses, however, are appropriately located at the bottom of a hill—whereas the private, and more affluent homes approach the skyline. More innocent than you might expect. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Malone rated it it was amazing Feb 14, His Thomae Preoccupations …. 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 ruisoip middle class professionals.


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.

Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

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Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unlike in the Virgin Soldier books, nothing ties together and no story really emerges from the collection of anecdotes. Open Preview See a Problem? Adrian Jauncey rated it really liked it Apr 14,