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Description - Little House on the Peace Line by Tony Macaulay

`In 1985, I went to live on the other side of the peace line. Everyone said my head was cut. It was the summer of Live Aid and Bob Geldof pledged to save Africa from hunger. My ambitions were more modest. I wanted to stop the violence between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast.' Driven by the conviction that things can change and that he can change them, Tony Macaulay takes up a job running a youth club in the staunchly nationalist New Lodge, an area known as Murder Mile, with youth unemployment at 90 per cent. Challenge enough you might think, but it's also a requirement of the job that Tony, a Protestant from the Shankill Road, and his wife Lesley live in the local community. As the realities of life in a working-class republican community start to hit home, Tony's idealism and faith are pushed to the limit. Inspiring, heart-breaking, and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is the story of how one couple kept the faith in a little house on the peace line.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856409929
ISBN-10: 0856409928
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Blackstaff Press Ltd
Publisher: Colourpoint Books
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tony Macaulay

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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