"An invasion of Privacy" tells the story of two boys Tom Taylor and Mickey Binks growing up in the middle 1950's. Mickey is the Elvis fan Tom is into James Dean. Tom is not interested in school and plays the wag most days. Mickey and Tom are inseparable and live in the same street. they leave school and Mickey takes on various labouring jobs, Works down on the quay; then as a coalman before getting a job on the Grainger market in Newcastle selling fruit and vegetables. Tom loves cooking and has helped his gran make bread, tarts and scones. he gets a job as an apprentice Baker and confectioner for Archer's bakery. read about their exploits as the two boys grow into men. If you remember what it was like growing up in the fifties then this is definitely one for you to read.


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“Now this is something I would like to do Shirley told the others.’

Well we could come back tomorrow if you like said Tom and I will come down with you.’

“Alright, would you like to come as well Alison?’

“I don’t know I’ve never dived before.’ Are there any sharks down there she asked.’

“Yes there are a few reef sharks but they are harmless said the captain.’

“I don’t think we will bother said Alison; I’m terrified of Sharks harmless or not.’

“Looks like another day beside the pool then Alison said Mickey.’

“Tom and Shirley put their names down and paid a deposit and the captain told them that the boat would leave at nine the next day. Shirley was very excited about the prospect of seeing her first archaeological site; so much so that she went and bought an underwater camera from one of the market stalls. She wanted to record everything so she bought several rolls of film so that she could show her parents.’

On the way back Shirley talked to the captain Sergio Rodriguez who was a wealth of information about the island. He talked about the naval battle that took place between the Ottoman Empire in 1538. It was led by Khair-ad-Din who defeated the Spanish Venetian Papal Fleet. He told her how many ships were sunk and scuttled in the waters around Benidorm and Majorca.’

It was just after five when they got back, they sat out on the balcony and had a cup of tea. The sun was still quite hot as they looked down upon the people lying around the pool. They had seen so many topless women since their arrival it became so blasé seeing them. During the first day Mickey didn’t know where to look as there were women’s breasts everywhere. Now five days in he didn’t even bother looking.’

“I am going to ring my mam said Mickey as he cleared the cups and washed up.’

Tell your mother to tell mine everything is going well and that we are going diving tomorrow.

“Yes, I will tell her about the man eating sharks an aal.’

“Diven’t tell hor that, she will worry hersel to death.’

“I was just kiddin’ Tom, lighten up will yer.’

“I was ganna say.’

Mickey closed the door and walked down the corridor to the stairs; he passed a family coming back from the beach, the two small boys were carrying their buckets and spades as Mickey said hello as he passed them. He got some change then went to use the phone. He tapped in the international dialling code then tapped in his own number.’ There was a brief silence before His mother answered.

“Hello mam it’s me Mickey, yes mam, it’s me from Spain.’

Hello Son, what’s it like over there?’

“Great mam, the weather is so hot here you cannot sleep under the sheets.’

“It’s better than a couple of coats on the bed then son.’

Mickey laughed.’ How’s dad?’

“Same as usual son, he’s parking his arse in the Bewick every night.’

I’m bringing a load of tabs back wi me mam so if yer na anyone that wants some they are two quid a carton.’

How many is in a carton like?’

“Two hundred mam.’

“Eeh that’s canny.’

Oh I aye tell Tom’s mother that he’s okay, he’s going diving tomorrow onto some old wrecks off the coast of Calpe.’

“Is it dangerous?’

Aye there’s some reef sharks but according to the captain they are harmless.’

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