It Was An Accident
It Was An Accident became a cult British film starring Chiwetel Ejofor, Thandie Newton, Max Beesley and James Bolam. Nicky Burkett still incarcerated at the end of Vinnie Got Blown Away, is released onto the streets of Walthamstow and you'd think they'd leave him alone. All he wants is a quiet pint, a pattie on the market and a quick one on the settee. But trouble follows him around. He wants to go straight. Noreen wants him to go straight. He even takes a test for her... He is beaten up for no reason that he knows of. His mates are beaten up. All the aggravation in Walthamstow seems to land on his doorstep. He flees to Jamaica but trouble follows him. It's not all bad though. Nicky's mates come together: black, white and Asian, they defend the honour of Walthamstow. They make plans for a showdown. The violent climax brings a new aspect to greyhound racing.
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‘More street cred than clamps.’ Daily Telegraph; ‘Ingenious, his street talk sizzles with wit and invention.’; Literary Review ‘A wonderful thriller. An absolute cracker!’ Independent ; ‘Like a hybrid of Only Fools And Horses and a hyperviolent Tarantino.’ The Big Issue ; ‘The pleasure is intense.’ Time Out
Jeremy Cameron spent several years working in hostels for the homeless and twenty years living and working in Walthamstow. During this period he wrote five novels set in Walthamstow and featuring Nicky Burkett