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Shankill Road, Belfast, 1977. The King is dead - and even Big Duff, the hardest loyalist hard man on the whole estate has been seen to shed a tear. Tony Macaulay has just been appointed breadboy in the last Ormo Mini Shop in the world, a promotion from his previous role as a paperboy. The Bee Gees fill the airwaves, there's Smash and fishfingers on the table for tea, and Tony's love of peace and pets is soon rivalled by his interest in parallel universes and punk ... and girls, especially gorgeous Judy Carlton, who sits opposite him in Chemistry. Guaranteed to bring back a flood of childhood memories, this wonderful memoir is touching, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and steeped in the atmosphere of the 1970s.
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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

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The adventures of a Belfast Breadboy prove to be an uplifting tale * irish Examiner Weekend * Breadboy delivers * Antrim Guardian * a tale of courage, optimism, and simple niceness * Belfast Telegraph * 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. * News Letter * 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 * Belfast Telegraph *

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