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Description - A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099284482
ISBN-10: 0099284480
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin.

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