An extract from the novel Bovver Birds Rool: “Dawn’s preferred nickname was ‘Demolition Girl’. Or, ‘Demolition Dawn’, if needs must. She would never answer to just plain old ‘Dawn’, though. ‘Dawn’ was completely out. She was tired of blokes asking if they could see her ‘crack’, for a start. That was never funny, to Dawn. Or the blokes, after they’d said it and got their comeuppance. And then there was Jane. Her friends called her ‘Jane Pain’, because she liked to inflict it on her enemies in lethal doses. Her enemies called her ‘Plain Jane’, which she wasn’t, but she was hardly the Daily Mirror’s wartime glamour girl Jane, either. A one-girl war? Yeah, sometimes. Especially if you were one of the chancers attempting to call her ‘Plain’. Or, if you were attempting to cause aggro for her beloved Dawn. And these were The Knuckle Girls. Well, two of them, anyway. The others were many but lesser-spotted, like their Bovver Bird adversaries, unless there was a crisis, which was most weeks. Most days, sometimes. Friday nights were the worst.” Features Diana Demon, Norah, Debbie Byrne, Maureen Elkner, Kiki Dee, Mamba Strike, Bobbie McGee, Jackie & Jan, Faith Brown, Vic Lezal’s Professionals, The Blackboard Rubber Band, Alexandra Rubin, Jessy Joyce, and an unknown artist.