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A star called Henry

Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An IRA terrorist who fought for Irish independence in 1910s Dublin tells his story. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his mother turns senile. He joins the movement and rises in its ranks to participate in the 1916 Easter Rising, including the famous attack on the post office.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0676973175 9780676973174 0676976840 9780676976847 0099284480 9780099284482
OCLC Number: 44112772
Description: 343 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Roddy Doyle.

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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. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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