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Paperboy Author Tony Macauley launches his new book 'All Growed Up' at No Alibis book shop

By Gary Grattan

A former Belfast Telegraph delivery boy-turned author is celebrating the release of his latest book.

Tony Macauley, who grew up on the Upper Shankill, was at No Alibis book shop in Botanic Avenue to launch 'All Growed Up'.

Four years ago he released 'Paperboy', which recalled his adventures in the mid 1970s delivering copies of the Belfast Telegraph near his home during some of the darkest days of The Troubles.

Last year he followed that up with 'Bread Boy' which featured his next job working on the last Ormo mobile mini-shop operating in the city.

'All Growed Up' tells the story of how Tony passed his A levels and went on to complete a media studies degree at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

Speaking at the launch, Tony said: "The new book is set during the years 1982-1985 when I go to university and the things that happen when I move away from Belfast for the first time in my life.

"I become a student and also try to become an intellectual and a socialist."

'All Growed Up', published by Blackstaff Press, is currently available from all good book shops including Waterstones and Easons.

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