This story is set in the summer of 1962, the swinging sixties and a more liberal society. A time of Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll. There are two central characters, namely Alfie and Harry, both in their teens and the best of friends. Boy-Girl relationships together with the proverbial annual British seaside holiday are very much on the agenda. Alfie aged 17, was struggling with being a virgin unlike Harry aged 18, who had many sexual conquests.
The sixties marked a watershed moment affecting all walks of the British way of life.
It was really a turning point from the old to the modern. The times were now being driven by youth and you could say the adults were the ones now being educated in the process with new attitudes to sex, music and fashion. One thing that doesn’t change is the proverbial seaside holiday.
The story begins one Sunday morning after a fight the night before at the local Church dance and the imminent revenge that’s about to take place, however the story will take you back a week earlier, before moving on and eventually unfolding the unforgettable holiday in Great Yarmouth. Involving the holiday accommodation, the girls they encounter and pop stars from a show at the Windmill theatre. All throughout the book you will be reminded of the classic songs of the sixties.