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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Jeff went into the cabin and unpacked he took out the two 12 inch pizza’s. There were also some curry and tomato based sauces that Jeff had brought and lots of flour; to make pizzas or bread with. Jeff looked at his watch and he knew the lads would be on their way back so he put the pizzas in to heat up and got a pot of coffee on.

Jeff put up the photo of Jenny that she had given him. He placed its frame on his writing table then went back into the kitchen. He could hear the sledges coming so he put on his coat and gloves then went out to help the lads unpack the dingy and bring in any other equipment that they had taken with them.

“Well you look bright eyed and bushy tailed mate had a relaxing time?

“We heard the plane at “McMurdo Sound” we’ve been tagging all day.

There is quite a bit of post and I gave her the post to pop in the airmail for you.

Good lad.

Jeff poured them coffee then served up the pizzas.

“You remembered said Martyn.”

“They sat around the table as Jeff told them all about his new girlfriend.”

“He told them how he’d met her father the King of the Maoris and how her real name was Princess Juana Tongarewa.

“You’re kidding me said Martyn?

“I kid you not.”

“What the hell is she flying planes for then?

“Because she chooses to; she is coming back to England with me when we finish up here.

“Come on Jeff do you think her father is going to allow her to come back to England with you; you are dreaming mate.

“I spoke with him and Queen Semki and they are okay with me looking after her.

“You have to be realistic Jeff; it is not going to happen.”

“The reality of the situation hit home and Jeff was totally shocked.”

“Would you guy’s excuse me said Jeff. He went to his room and lay on his bunk.

He picked up the photo frame from the table and wished he had never let her go back to New Zealand.

It was three hours later when Jeff tried to get her on CB radio there was no answer.

Then he remembered her friend Macy Grace.

“Rhino Tackle calling “Between the Sticks” are you there come on.”

“There was a moment’s silence then the radio clicked.”

“Rhino Tackle” Between the Sticks here over.

Hi Macy, is Jenny with you she hasn’t got back to me since dropping me off this afternoon?

“Sorry Jeff, I haven’t heard from her but I will ring her and get back to you. Over

“Thank’s Macy; over and out.”


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