A Girl Called Eddy is a woman with something to say and a unique way of saying it. She's not some straight-out-of-the-box precocious teenager like Katie Melua or Joss Stone. For a start, unlike them she writes all her own songs - and to do that, she felt she first had to get some serious living under her belt. On the other hand, she doesn't try to make out she's paid heavy dues in the school of impossibly hard knocks. "I don't want to make it sound like my life has been some horrific struggle," she reasons. "I've really got nothing to complain about. It was just all the normal stuff - death, disease, divorce, working shit jobs as I built up the courage to do what I wanted to do..."