"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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“Yes I know; don’t worry mate I always take precautions.

 Colin looked at him with surprise as he was almost nineteen when he did it for the first time.’

Agnes used all the pies up but kept the pasties for the next day. They could eat those for supper she thought. She made rhubarb and apple tarts and some pork sandwiches with stuffing on the freshly baked bread Tom had brought. The left over pork they had the night before would not go to waste.

After dinner Tom washed and changed then lay on his bed reading a few chapters of Alistair Maclean’s HMS Ulysses. He heard the knock at half past seven on the dot and jumped up. He pulled on his boots and made for the door carrying his Jacket.’

“Mam says thanks for the bread and the pies. I ate two with chips and peas with four doorsteps from that loaf. I’m stuffed.’

“You want to see what mam made; pork sandwiches with stuffing, Pork pies, mince pies, and meat and potato pies, then she made scones and rhubarb and apple tart as well. Mick I’m fit to burst.’

“I think we need a walk to burn this lot off.’

“I know why Mr Archer is a fat bugger now.’

“You too will have a body like his if you’re not careful.’

“I’m going to start making a few bob by going into the bars and flogging them on a Saturday that way I won’t eat them and the money that I save will go towards a holiday abroad.’

Wow” Do you fancy going to Spain?’

“Would I, bloody right I would.’

“Think of all those bikini clad women waiting to be shagged by two handsome blokes like us.’

“What makes you think that they would be remotely interested in two Geordies who haven’t got two pennies to scratch their arses with?’

We would string them along and tell them that you were an RAF Pilot or that I was the Captain of a Ship in the Royal Navy.’

“You had better start cluing yourself up on flying and Sailing then.’

“Too bloody complicated Mickey we need something simple; I know…

“Why can’t we say that we own our own bakery and that we sell our goods all over the world?’

“Brilliant Tom, you can fill me in on how you make them before we go.’

“That can’t be as hard as flying a bloody plane or sailing a ship.’

“Tom told him how to make bread as they made their way towards Billy Mill.

The amount of walking that we are doing back and forth up here will make us as fit as a butchers dog come the holiday.’

“I can bring home fruit and veg from the market if you help me make a pannier for my bike. Good idea tomorrow we will both make one all we need is some scrap wood which my dad has loads of and we need nails and some pram wheels.’

“Staggie’s shop will have those we can get four off him for a few bob.’

“I can sell all the fruit and veg they just bin.’

 “Yes, and I can sell all the left over bread and pies. It won’t take us long to save up.’

It costs £32. 10/s to go all inclusive. That’s food drink and plane fare all thrown in.’

“We will have to get our passports sorted first.’

How much is that going to cost us?’

It’s about a quid for a year but a bit more for a ten year one.’

“Get the ten year one because I reckon we will be going every year mate.’

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