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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 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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A historical tale marking a new turn in Doyle's writing. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. He eventually becomes a Fenian, a rebel, a republican legend - one of Michael Collins's boys, an assassin on a stolen bike.

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"A Star Called Henry" marks a new chapter in Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle's writing. This new novel follows the fortunes of Henry Smart during the Easter Rising and on towards becoming a Fenian hero. An historical novel like none other before it. A look behind the the legends of Irish republicanism, whilst at its centre a passionate love story.

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ISBN:
9780099284482
Author:
DOYLE, RODDY
Publisher:
Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
Location:
N
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
THE LAST ROUNDUP
Publication Date:
20000802
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
343
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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"Synopsis" by , A historical tale marking a new turn in Doyle's writing. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. He eventually becomes a Fenian, a rebel, a republican legend - one of Michael Collins's boys, an assassin on a stolen bike.
"Synopsis" by , "A Star Called Henry" marks a new chapter in Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle's writing. This new novel follows the fortunes of Henry Smart during the Easter Rising and on towards becoming a Fenian hero. An historical novel like none other before it. A look behind the the legends of Irish republicanism, whilst at its centre a passionate love story.

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