Aspects Festival Bangor 2014
Thursday 25 September
7pm Council Chamber, Town Hall £7/£6 conc
Reading from his new book All Growed Up
Tony Macaulay will read from his new book, the third book in his trilogy.
‘It’s Belfast, 1982, and a seventeen-year-old boy wearing Hai Karate aftershave has an appointment with destiny. He is a real man now, so he is, and shaving twice a week. To follow his successful career as a breadboy, he aims to go where few people from the upper Shankill have boldly gone before: to university.’
All Growed up is the funny and heart-warming sequel to Tony Macaulay’s memoirs Paperboy and Breadboy. It follows Tony as he leaves the Shankill for life as a student in Coleraine, where he discovers true love, sex, socialism and screen tests.
Touching, funny and nostalgic, All Growed Up will delight Tony’s many fans. It’s the book in which the retired paperboy finally grows up.
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, and has contributed regularly to Radio Ulster for more than ten years. His first two books and were critically acclaimed bestsellers.