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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“Marianna, Por favour venha deuma vez.’

His wife soon arrived and Rod introduced her to Cassie.’

David in turn introduced Cassie to Rodrique.

Daffite, it is so good to see you and your new woman.’ She kissed him three times.

“Where is Alexio?’

“He is at college said Rod.’

“Studying eh?’

“Yes,’ he wants to be a doctor.’ It costs a lot of money here in Portugal to send a boy to college.’

“I can well imagine.’

“Excuse said Marianna, would you like some wine or beer perhaps.’

“Marianna your English is getting better.’

“Alexio he teach me.’ He wants to go to England to be a doctor.’ So he study real hard and learns English.’

“That is good said David; look these are for you Marianna.’

David gave her the flowers and she threw her arms around David and kissed both cheeks again.’

“This is so kind of you both.’

“It was nothing really.’

“I have a gift for you too said Cassie as she pulled out a red coloured dress with a gold chain belt.

“I had to guess your size I’m sorry if it is too big.’

“It is beautiful thank you so much; it is perfect she said as she held it up against herself.’

“The poor woman was overcome with tears of joy.’

“Now Amigo it is your turn said David as he went into his rucksack and pulled out a cloth bag.

“What is it my friend?’

David unrolled the cloth bag onto the table to reveal as set of professional stainless steel kitchen knives with a sharpener.

“The tears welled up in Rodrique’s eyes as Rod kissed his friends cheeks.’

“That’s not all, look.’

David pulled out four cook books in glorious colour from some of the top chefs in the world.

“How can I repay you Amigo?’

“You don’t have to Rod they are a gift.’

“You must stay tonight and I will cook for you and your beautiful wife.’

“I was hoping you’d say that because I have been singing your praises to my wife about you.’

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