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Inkerman Writer Bud Craig is celebrating after his short story Hats Off to Larry was commended in the Elmbridge Literary Competition. The theme of the competition was music.
In the story, in 1960 Salford teenager Jack finds the girl of his dreams. Over the next three years, Jack changes as does pop music, the Everly Brothers and Del Shannon giving way to the Beatles.
Jack plans a year in France after A levels and sees a whole new world opening up. Girlfriend Cathy, who left school at fifteen, is ready to settle down. Jack is torn: he wants to go to Brittany, but doesn’t want to lose Cathy. He makes his mind up, but has he got it right? Larry comes to his rescue and settles it once and for all.