The New Tynesiders - Little Town - Book 2

"The New Tynesiders" follows the story of Akan Badoe; a Ghanaian immigrant who comes to settle in the North East along with many other ethnic groups. His struggle for acceptance in a racially bigoted Britain are documented. The story also follows young Jimmy Connors Hepple the boy from the "Little Town" story who is adopted by an eminent surgeon and his wife after a tragic accident where both his parents are killed in a gas explosion.
Jimmy meets Sydney a young black boy and they become friends. Jimmy the adventurer wants to work in the Arctic like his hero Sir Robert Falcon Scott. Sydney a doctor. The story takes you on a journey through the boys childhood into adulthood where colour, creed,or religion have no boundaries. The New Tynesiders will take you back from 1948- 1966.


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Jenny came over to where Jeff was sitting and sat on his knee she put her head on his chest then looked at him and said let’s just wait until then we will decide. All that matters is here and now.”

“You’re so right Jenny.”

“Come on big man take me to bed and we can talk more about this or you can just make love to me the way you did this afternoon.

 Jeff carried Jenny up stairs where they made love.



Eliza came in from working at the hospital to find that there was five letters for her on the dresser. Who has been writing you asked her father?

“It’s just a friend daddy.”

“A friend wouldn’t write you all the way from the Scott- Amundsen polar station in Antarctica. Please sit down and explain. Eliza sat down next to her father she didn’t know where to begin but started by telling her father that the physiotherapist invited her to her house for dinner where she me her son. His father is Doctor Michael Connors.

“That’s commendable, please go on.”

Well her son knew me from when I was young daddy; you heard him sing in St Trinity Choir It was the time when the rev wanted new flashing on his roof and you helped him get it done. Well I had promised to go fishing with him that afternoon but couldn’t go because we were going to meet your friends. I never saw him again after that until that evening at Patricia Connors house.

He brought me home in his car and we agreed to and keep in touch write to each other; what’s so wrong with that daddy?”

“Nothing daughter but remember this; I have a reputation to uphold as councillor of the borough and the press would have a field day if they found out anything untoward.

“Like what daddy?

“Like my daughter sleeping with a white boy.

“Daddy I’m not sleeping with him and we have just met. Please you must trust me I would not do anything to hurt you. I respect you and myself too much for that.

“That is good; now go and read your letters.

Eliza got up and went into her room and looked at the letters that were all numbered. Eliza opened the first and read it after reading it for the third time she held the letter to her heart that was beating fast.

When she had read them all she sat and wrote a ten page letter back and enclosed a photo. She hurried out to the post office and posted the letter that day. Eliza missed Jimmy so much she asked him to send her a photo.


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