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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Brugnoli. They usually went to all the games played at Twickenham. There was still no games being played in Ireland due to the troubles when Scotland and Wales refused to play there after death threats were sent to the players.

Sandy threw on his Irish rugby top and his adidas training shoes and then headed out to the pub.

 He knew Eric and Gio would be out for a few he walked along Peel Road it was just starting to get dark now and it was quite breezy there was a bit of a swell on the sea as he crossed the road passed the Ascot Hotel until he came to the pub and went inside. Looking around he spotted his two mates standing in the far corner of the bar. The pub was alive with Irish music from the Dubliners and the Pogues. There was plenty of the black stuff being served and Sandy order three pints.

“Hi lads I thought you’d be out celebrating St Paddy’s day.’

“Wouldn’t miss it for the world said Eric who was born in Enniskillen.

When did you get back asked Gio?

I just got in earlier this afternoon, I got a good flight.’

“Pleased you could make it said Eric, it’s been a while.’

“Sorry lads, I’ve been tied up with work.’

“Where’s Cassie anyway, is she not with you?’

“No, Cassie and I are getting divorced, I’ve been in talks with my solicitor this afternoon.’

Sorry to hear that mate; I told you to stay single like us. It’s less hassle and it doesn’t cost you and arm and a leg in the courts either.’

“I’ll survive, I always do. Who needs women aye?’

“Well there not bad at some things, said Gio with a wry smile.’

Aye,’ I agree to that, as long as there’s no strings no-one gets hurt do they.’

“Are you two lads out on Saturday to watch the Rugby?’

“Now isn’t that a daft question said Eric, “do snails trail their bums along the ground?’ Don’t tell us you are goin’ back to work.’

“No actually I’ve taken a few days off.’

“Well my friend now that you are on the market again are we going to a club after this. “The Outback” is good, there’s always some women we can get into and with me as your wing man you can’t go wrong.

“It’s all that Irish blarney he’s got.’

“Is that another name for bullshit said Sandy.’

“You cheeky mare who got you fixed up the last time?’

“Aye wi some fat bird an aal if I remember rightly.’

“Eric and Gio laughed, mind I bet she was some ride though aye.’

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