"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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“But after thirty four years mother don’t you think it a bit silly to be on your own.’

“I cannot put up with his vulgarity any longer Shirley; his flatulence every night has my bedroom stinking even with the window open.’

Shirley had to laugh as Tom did the same.’

Every one does it mother it’s a natural bodily function and I’m sure father cannot help it.’

Well there’s a place for that sort of thing and it’s not in my bed.’ He’s getting worse as he gets older.’

“It could be his diet mother; I mean you do serve him a lot of rich food with salad and vegetables.’

Did he last night after eating fish and chips?’

No,’ but that’s not the point.’

It’s other things that I cannot talk to you about as it is too perverse.’

Maybe he is just trying to spice things up in the bedroom mother. Sex can be a bit mundane if you do it the same way all the time.’

“He’s never complained in 34 years.’

“You mean that you’ve been doing it the same way for thirty four years mother; no wonder father is acting this way and you feel like you do. When I get home you and I are going to have a long talk.’

 Tom returned after seeing Jeffery and told Shirley that he was sure that their son had grown already you want to see the size of his Willy its huge.’

Shirley laughed out loud and her mother looked on in disgust.

“TIME PLEASE called the nurse and husbands stacked their chairs then kissed their wives before leaving.

Can I give you a lift Ruby, I have my bike with me I could always give you a backer.’

“No, I will get a taxi thank you.’

“Suit yourself, bye love I will see you tomorrow. Tom bent down and kissed his wife to the abhorrence of her mother who thought it highly immoral to kiss in public.

He walked out of the ward leaving Ruby with Shirley.’

Once outside the ward Tom went to speak with Sister Evans who informed him that if Shirley was alright after tomorrow she would be allowed home with the baby. She gave him a list of things that they would need including nappies, creams, talcum, powder, gripe water, and baby food, which they could get free on the national health.’

He jumped onto to his bike and rode towards his mother’s house.

He had not eaten since lunch and didn’t fancy fish and chips again. He knew his mother would always have something that would be nice to eat.

Riding through the streets he waved at people as they spoke.

He pulled the key through and let himself in once he reached the house.

He parked his bike in the passage and went through to see his mother and father.’

Hi mam, hi dad said Tom.’

Hello son is everything alright.’

Yes both Shirley and Jeffery are fine. I was wondering if you had a bite to eat mam.’

With rushing around all day all I’ve eaten is a chicken and mushroom pie.’

“Here I brought you some cakes and bread. Tom went into the box and pulled out a brown and white loaf and some of his special cakes.

“I have made liver and onions and some mashed potato if that’s alright son.’

“Fine mother I’m starving.’

Tom sat at the table as his mother plated up the food for him to eat.

“Is that enough for you son; I can cook you some sausage to go with it if you like?’

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