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Paperboy

(2010)
An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
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It's Belfast, 1975. The city lies under the dark cloud of the Troubles, and hatred fills the air like smoke. But Tony Macaulay has just turned 12 and he's got a new job. He's going to be a paperboy. And come rain or shine - or bombs and mortar - he will deliver....

Paperboy lives in Upper Shankill, Belfast, in the heart of the conflict between Loyalists and Republicans. Bombings are on the evening news, rubble lies where buildings once stood, and rumours spread like wildfire about the IRA and the UDA.

But Paperboy lives in a world of Doctor Who, Top of the Pops and fish suppers. His battles are fought with all the passion of Ireland's opposing sides - but against acne, the dentist, and the "wee hoods" who rob his paper money. On his rounds he hums songs by the Bay City Rollers, dreams about outer space, and dreams even more about the beautiful Sharon Burgess.

In this touching, funny, and nostalgic memoir, Tony Macaulay recounts his days growing up in Belfast during the Troubles, the harrowing years which saw neighbour fighting neighbour and brother fighting brother. But in the midst of all this turmoil, Paperboy, a scrappy upstart with a wicked sense of humour and sky-high dreams, dutifully goes about his paper round. He is a good paperboy, so he is.

Paperboy proves that happiness can be found even in the darkest of times; it is a story that will charm your socks off, make you laugh out loud and brings to life the culture, stories, and colourful characters of a very different - but very familiar - time.



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November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
ISBN: 0-00-745685-9 / 978-0-00-745685-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story Of A Belfast Paperboy Coming To Terms With The Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
ISBN: 0-00-744923-2 / 978-0-00-744923-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
ISBN: 1-908023-06-6 / 978-1-908023-06-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Y Books
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
ISBN: 1-907162-05-4 / 978-1-907162-05-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Merlin Publishing
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
Publisher: Blackdog Media
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
Publisher: Blackdog Media
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
Publisher: Blackdog Media
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles
Author(s): Tony Macaulay
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU