A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

Paul Malik the handsome Arab, inherited the laundry business from his father who came to live in England in 1948 and started life in Liverpool, He buys his first shop with six old washing machines when he moves to the Arab and Jewish community in Benwell in Newcastle. He notices how the community struggle to wash clothes by hand and sets about opening a laundrette. Des Baldwin, the racial bigot does not like Paul or any other black man or woman for that matter. He works in a garage on waterville road and does fiddle work on the side. There is a knock on his door one evening and a bony faced man in a suit asks if he will repair a friends car. the 1968 Jaguar belongs to Darren Ingles a notorious gangster from the West End of Newcastle. The car has been used in a robbery and has been damaged. Read how Des' gets involved with the mob. The story is set in 1971 and will take you to Manchester, and Tenerife and the Canary islands. This is a story of drug trafficking, Dealing and murder.

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Harry checked his automatic weapon before placing it inside of his jacket. They drove through the town and saw all the local shops and stalls along with the bars and restaurants.

Melvyn’s eyes scanned everywhere as he searched for his enemy; he

looked along the beaches and at the people sitting outside the bars as the van went past. There were no signs of them. Turning left they went past a chemist shop and carried straight up until Harry pointed out the hotel that they were looking for.

“Have you seen how many rooms there are?’

“We are going to have to go to the reception and ask if they are in.’

“No need; they are in rooms 200 -204.

Eddie Parked the van and the three men walked to the foyer and got into lift to the fourth floor. The doors opened and they made their way along to the first room Eddie jemmied the door and they burst in with their guns out.’

The room was empty. They searched every room for the money but there was no sign of it. They aren’t here so we can check the other rooms. After searching each room they found nothing. They got back into the van then drove back into town and searched the bars.’

They walked along the promenade to the other side of the beach; there were still no signs of them anywhere.

“Where the hell are they; you just don’t disappear into thin air.’

They went back to the hotel and sat outside. They hoped to surprise them when they returned but Barry had the jump on them and they were miles away.

When three o’clock arrived and went they knew then that the men they were looking for were not coming back. They drove back to the villa and told Darren. Don’t worry they cannot go far. We will find them and when we do; it will be all the more pleasurable.

 

 

 

On Saturday morning Jenny went to Whitley Bay to buy a nice skirt and blouse for her date later that evening. She had done nothing but think about the young junior doctor all day. She liked his dashing smile and his wavy hair.

The bus pulled up at the stop and she got off and walked back along towards a shop that sold modern women’s clothes it was called “The Unique Boutique” the young woman in the shop showed her some modern skirts, she tried two on that she liked they were both mini skirts. The first had a round neck and a lighter coloured orange set of buttons down to her cleavage. She bought a pair of three inch burgundy leather shoes with a strap going across. The other outfit was more revealing and she thought that if they had a second date that she would wear it then. It was blue and had a plunging neckline it was a halter necked which tied at the back. It was pleated at the waist and then went down in a flare at the bottom. She bought some blue suede mules to go with the dress. She told herself that it was money well spent.

She went to a café and drank a cup of coffee and ate a chicken salad sandwich because she hadn’t eaten breakfast and she was hungry now.

Then she went to the hair dressers and had her hair coloured and permed in a Farah Fawcett style which was fashionable now.

They did her nails and eye brows for free and she walked down the street to the bus stop and was surprised at the amount of looks she was now getting from young men.

She smiled knowing that the new hair style had done the trick.

Even the driver on the bus was chatting her up as she took the bus home again.

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