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Star Called Henry Roddy Doyle

Star Called Henry

Roddy Doyle

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ISBN : 9780965027540
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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 hes out robbing and begging, often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. ByMoreBorn 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 hes out robbing and begging, often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday, 1916, hes fourteen years old and already six-foot-two, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later hes ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and a killer. With his fathers wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a Republican legend - one of Michael Collins boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.