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A Star Called Henry - Roddy Doyle
A Star Called Henry
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Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. From his own birth and childhood on the streets of Dublin to his role as soldier (and lover) in the Irish Rebellion, Henry... show more
Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. From his own birth and childhood on the streets of Dublin to his role as soldier (and lover) in the Irish Rebellion, Henry recounts his early years of reckless heroism and adventure. At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history, A Star Called Henry is a grand picaresque novel brimming with both poignant moments and comic ones, and told in a voice that is both quintessentially Irish and inimitably Roddy Doyle's.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143034612 (0143034618)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 400
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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