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A Star Called Henry - Roddy Doyle
A Star Called Henry
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099284482 (0099284480)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Series: The Last Roundup (#1)
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I have now added a bit at the end of this review, thoughts that have later occured to me.The making and breaking of an IRA man. I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into when I started this one, but I am very glad I read it. No regrets - on reading it that is. I had a hard time with the dia...
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