The story focuses on three families. The Kinnear's, The Millsap's, and the Owen's. All different. They live very different lifestyles. Albert Kinnear the Librarian, who's parents came from Swindon but live in Pinetree Gardens, his father Jack is an engineer. He is a keen gardener and Pigeon fancier. Albert meets the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Millsap. They live on Kenton Road, in a bought property. He also is a pigeon man who has wangled his way into a chairman's job. he is a welder down the docks. No one is good enough for their daughter and they resent the relationship between Laura and Albert. Then there is William Owen(Willick) a roofing builder who lives in Cedarwood Avenue with two son's and a daughter. Alan is a jack the lad; he will sleep with any woman given the chance. Harry the youngest is a joiner and the brains in the family. Evelyn his daughter is twenty five and her father is pushing her to meet a man and get married so he can have grandchildren.


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ploughed it into British gas shares. He now had in the region of £750.000 and he reckoned that by the time he was fifty they would be worth about six million pounds which was a great investment.

He had done a wise thing in not telling Cassie about the off shore accounts he thought, as he sat in the control room. Another section of pipe was screwed together and he made sure that it was fitted by the men correctly. Sandy had simply disappeared two months ago and he thought no one knew of his whereabouts. His infection had all but cleared up now and he couldn’t wait to get back out to Phuket in Thailand where he loved to eat the street food and had slept with some of the most beautiful women in the world. He planned to retire once he had enough money. They had lovely eighteen holed golf courses in Sapam where he could play and enjoy himself. He could live like a king there on very little. Sandy however wanted more; he wanted to buy property which he could let out to workers on the rigs cheaper than the hotels charged. Sandy knew Phuket inside out, he’d been going there for over ten years now and had a son called Thom that his wife didn’t know about. He sent one hundred pounds a month to Pai Chai Ming the mother of his child which was a small fortune to her so she could buy clothes and send his son to a decent school. When he was old enough he would bring him to England. Sandy figured that once his divorce came through he could then marry Pai and get Thom and Pai a passport so she could then travel with him to England. Thai women knew how to look after a man’s every need. He would tell his work mates all about Thai women who would cater for their every sexual desire; Pai never questioned his authority or made demands upon him. He could come a go as he pleased. Sandy wanted to take them to Jersey where they could live and run his other holiday let. He knew that he could trust Pai implacably. She showed him photos regularly of his son and the school he was now attending. She told him that their son wanted to be an engineer when he was old enough. Thom wanted to work on the oil rigs like his father and carried his picture with him everywhere.


  Cassie Longmuir started her first day in the newly formed St James wing of the RVI hospital. She ran the centre for recovering alcoholics, drug users, and patients with suicidal tendencies and other mental problems. There was a nice bunch of roses and a card from David wishing her luck in her new job. She smiled after reading the card, she owed him such a lot, David had done more for her in such a short time than what Sandy had done in the whole of their marriage.  She had twelve clients in her first group who came to discuss their drug problems. About three quarters of the group were known heroin users and came to the hospital to receive the daily dose of methadone. The discussion group was to assess their progress and help them get off substance abuse. There were a couple who were addicted to sniffing glue and other solvents. This was a growing trend especially amongst teenagers who got high cheaply from pouring Evostick and other known glue brands into plastic bags and inhaling it. It was potentially a fatal drug just like the others. It was not illegal to by glue and sniff it whereas the heroin and other drugs and amphetamines were. Cassie liked her Job very much, it was challenging but she felt able to cope with the situations that she faced head on. After she had finished work David took her out to dinner and they discussed how her first day had gone. He was very attentive and listened to every word. When they returned home there was a letter from her solicitor asking her to come to his office on Friday at 3 p.m. Cassie had to ask if she could take an hour off work to attend which was granted.

“You must not let this get to you Cassie said David after she had rang his office.’  

“It will all be over soon love.’

“I cannot help it David, I worry that he might jump out at any moment and hurt us.’

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