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  1. I just loved your book “Paperboy”. Despite living so far away I could relate very much to your words. It probably helped that I would be of a similar age (ahem!) – and though not knowing Belfast, I have visited there briefly.
    Thank you for the humour and insight!

  2. Just finished ‘Paperboy’ Tony. It was very entertaining and I will start ‘Bread Boy’ tonight. I wish I would have talked to you about the book at Milwaukee’s Irish Fest. It is very good and a great perspective on the Troubles. I guess we will just have to come to Belfast.
    Thanks for the great read.
    Bob Corby (and Pam Ford)

  3. Hi Tony, just finished reading your 3rd book, all 3 were great. Looking forward to your next, when will it be? There will be a 4th? God bless Ken – after losing my job at Dundonald, remember your first gospel nite! I eventually got my old job back in careers, just retired.

    • Thanks for getting in touch Ken. Yes I’m writing the next book at present. It’s called The Little House on the Peace Line. It might even feature one of those Rock Gospel Nites at the Ice Bowl!

  4. Hi Tony, congratulations on your success and on your books which I have just acquired on my kindle and look forward to reading as soon as I finish Into the Wild by John Krakauer. I grew up in Carlisle Street flats during the sixties and early seventies. We were a deliberately mixed community and my childhood was great fun until the troubles ended it. All the flats residents moved out to their polarised ghettoes, due to fear, my best friend’s family to the New Lodge and ours to the Westland – so near and yet so far – it was like the ethnic cleansing that happened in Yugoslavia (another noble attempt at integration of diverse communities). My best friend and I were torn away from each other and lost touch (happily re-united, online at least, recently via the magic of Facebook messenger). I went to St Enoch’s Sunday School and Brownies, then Girl Guides and Youth Club, until it eventually closed due to the curfew and people’s fear of driving around Belfast at night. My granny lived in Jaffa Street and in my younger days we enjoyed the bonfires and parades as they just seemed like a bit of fun, but I remember the growing sinisterness attached to that holiday period and my parents recognised it too, so that meant that, coupled with the emerging violence, we opted out of July and went on camping trips instead. Do you have any tales or photos of those flats around Carlisle Street / Eglinton Street? Would love to hear about them! I’ve a few tales of my own which I hope to get into print some time relatively soon. Thanks again and all the best, Roberta

  5. I’m from N Belfast (family still there) but my youth experience in the 80’s was a lot nicer than it was for them uns you were working with in New Lodge – and we were only 1 1/2 miles on up the road from you! Turning 50 soon and about to be made a vicar in the Church of England – some of us are heading to Rwanda next month to see 1st hand reconciliation at work. Going to get the crew to read Little House on the Peaceline – so they realise just how close at hand this broken-ness can be

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