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A Star Called Henry By Roddy Doyle

A Star Called Henry

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A smaller and cheaper edition of Doyle's novel about Henry Smart. Henry was born in the slums of Dublin in 1902. By the time he could walk he was out robbing, begging, cold and hungry, but a prince of the streets. At 14 he's a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom, becoming a legend, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.

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A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle

Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and soon, a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon. Henry becomes a publican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop, a killer, an assassin on a stollen bike. An historical novel like none before it. A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitous book than any he has written before. A subersive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this is a triumphant work of fiction.

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A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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