A story full to bursting point with little incidences of tenderness, betrayal, naivety and cynicism and a look at unfullfilled love through snippets of social history from the past 50 years. It is a twisting journey following a man's attempt to understand every meaning of the word 'Fairness'.
Brendan was right, Woden Heath looked promising. As well as the usual half-dozen pickets there was a knot of people standing by the fence but a little apart from the pickets. They were chanting 'The miners united will never be defeated' in a cheerful but slightly provisional-sounding way, as though this was a chant to fill in time until they received the real message.
A small woman in a bobble hat came forward.
'We've got permission to stand here.'
'God it's you. I thought you were a policeman.'