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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 You could not have asked for a better day to go sailing as David took his yacht called the “Icarus” out to sea. He stood at the helm of the sailing vessel as Cassie looked out. The sun cast its shadow across the water as he did a steady ten knots.

“How far are we going out asked Cassie?’

“I thought we could head up the coast to Amble and drop anchor.’ David was wearing a pair of shorts and deck shoes with no socks. He had a blue coloured tee shirt on and a pair of sunglasses as the light breeze swept through Cassie’s hair she swept it out of her face. She looked amazing in white shorts and a yellow coloured top that was tied high up under her bikini top she was wearing underneath. There was no sign of a hangover or seasickness from her as the Polaroid sunglasses she was wearing protected her eyes from the sun’s glare.

“She’s so smooth in the water David.’

I bought her from a friend of mine who now lives in Marseilles in the south of France. He and his wife run a bistro out there. “We should sail over there sometime and surprise them both.

“That would be nice, have you done it before?’

“Yes, when I bought her; she was moored there and I sailed her back to England.’

“Were you not scared?’

“Yes, a little at first but once I got to know the boat I had the confidence to sail her.’ “Keep your eyes open as we might see some dolphins along the coast.’

“How long will it take to get to Amble?’

“Depending on the wind I would estimate about an hour.’

“Is that all?’

“Yes, she’s pretty fast.’

“They sailed past White Hill Point then carried on.’

“Would you like to take the helm?’

“Me, I never sailed a boat in my life.’

“Here I will show you.’

Cassie got up and walked towards him and he asked her to take the wheel and then showed her the compass. “Now keep her pointing North there’s nothing to it.’

“Where are you going?’

I’m going below for a while; don’t worry I won’t be long. Just enjoy yourself you cannot go wrong out here.’

“What if I see another boat or ship?’

“David laughed, your screams are bound to alert me.’ Relax Cassie, there’s nothing to sailing, it’s just like driving except instead of road you have water.’

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