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A Star Called Henry

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by Roddy Doyle

This is really a masterpiece ― Irish Times

This is Ireland’s most famous living writer tackling one of the most crucial periods in its history… A Star Called Henry has all the hallmarks of the start of a major literary portrayal of a national experience ― Guardian

A vibrant work of fiction – In Doyle’s ambidextrous hands, the making of modern Ireland gets a vigorous and illuminating run-down ― Independent

A Star Called Henry

Born in the Dublin slums of 1901, 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 and begging, often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday, 1916, he’s fourteen years old and already six-foot-two, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later he’s ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and a killer. With his father’s wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a Republican legend – one of Michael Collins’ boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.

About the Author

Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, eight books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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