Tony Macaulay grew up in the 1970s at the top of the Shankill Road - an experience that has shaped his life and inspired his writing. Following successful spells as a paperboy and a breadboy, he has gone on to spend more than thirty years working for peace and reconciliation both in Northern Ireland and abroad. Tony is also a writer and broadcaster, contributing regularly to Radio Ulster for more than ten years. His first two books, Paperboy and Breadboy, were critically acclaimed bestsellers. All Growed Up is his third book. Follow Tony on Twitter: @tonymacaulay
The adventures of a Belfast Breadboy prove to be an uplifting tale
a tale of courage, optimism, and simple niceness
Breadboy is an affectionately-drawn memoir, in many ways a cultural survey of the era, part personal narrative, part historical record. The narrative style is easy and sharp, with a colourful, humorous edge that keeps things lively and engaging.
Behind Tony's straight-laced exterior, there beats the heart of a hilarious and gifted writer who's published a couple of darkly comical books about growing up in Belfast. The latest really is a laugh a minute.-- Ivan Little