The Kickdown Girls

If you haven’t seen 'Attack the Block' or 'Shank' or perhaps don’t even know what these are, you are unlikely to understand or enjoy this book. For a large part of the population, especially in London and other major cities, there is an urban sub-culture which takes in gangsta rap and gangsta culture. It has its own language and set of rules. This is not cosy suburbia. More

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About Georgina Campbell

Georgina Campbell has penned an entire novel using only her Blackberry, which has now been published.

A tech-savvy mother-of-three has shunned the classic pen and paper method of book-writing and written her debut novel using only her Blackberry mobile phone.

Georgina Campbell decided to pen her first book after a ‘bet’ with her 14-year-old daughter Lorra - and wrote all 55,600 words on her mobile phone’s memopad.

The 41-year-old said that she made a bet with her daughter after watching 2011 Brit movie Attack The Block last year - a film about a street gang in south London fighting off an alien invasion.

Miss Campbell, from Vauxhall, south London, said: 'Lorra and I were watching this movie Attack The Block and she thought it was brilliant.

'I thought it was rubbish and said that I thought I could write a better script, so we challenged each other to write something.' She said that as soon as she started writing on her Blackberry she became ‘immersed’ in the task and soon rattled out more than 55,600 words - filling up 200 pages in just four months.

The end result was a book, called ‘The Kickdown Girls’ about a group of girls growing up in south London, described as a ‘gritty thriller’, which has now been published.
Miss Campbell, who has worked as a chef at the US Embassy in London and the trendy Beach Blanket Babylon bar in Notting Hill, said: 'I started typing on my Blackberry because it was something I had with me all the time and could easily just take out and start typing anywhere.

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