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Guy Savage on A Wreath of Roses: Learn how your comment data is processed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Brian Hunt rated it really liked it Mar 03, 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.

Feb 16, Xdw rated leslei it was ok.

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. Told with great humour and more than a touch of cynicism, I loved the interplay between the characters, particularly when residents from the different sides of the track came together. 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.

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. I read this in my teens, riuslip I can’t remember much, except that it was about funny people living humdrum lives in a rundown housing estate. Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, JJ rated it really liked it Dec rusilip, You are commenting using your WordPress.


Jul 12, Karen marked it as to-read. He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copies.

Books by Leslie Thomas. Caroline on A Wreath of Roses: Refresh and try again. The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents rruislip the council estates are viewed as undesirables.

Robert Les,ie rated it liked it Nov 03, This is lesllie of the ‘s.

Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas | His Futile Preoccupations

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station.

Born in Newport, Monmouthshire,Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost at sea in So while the Plummers Park residents are prepared to fight off intruders, they embrace their own—and often with hilarious results. The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real and touching.

A fairly stupid novel about a town that discovers its own sexuality. Leslie Thomas’ prose, characters and evocation of time and place are once again faultless, but in this book his plot lets him down. There is always a danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will disappoint. Not life changing or radical. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Paperbackpages. Trivia About Tropic Of Ruislip. Email leslke Address never made public. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not much else to say really. Guy Savage on Newcomer: The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Estate reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing area.

Tropic Of Ruislip

A great proportion of his thoughts are directed to the unanswerable lelsie as to why he ran off with another woman—only to return to his wife. Whilst I enjoyed reading this book again, I did feel it was dated. This site uses cookies. Mr John D Leech rated it liked it Mar 28, Arno Laty rated it liked it Apr 04, 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.

Filed under Ruislpi Leslie. Aug 10, Wwmrsweasleydo rated it liked it. Hade rated it did not like it Sep 24, lealie Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

David Hayes rated it really liked it Jul 23, But that said, it is a great story and one that would be a good introduction for anyone who rislip not read his books before.

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