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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407017853
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

A Star Called Henry




A new edition to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. With an introduction by Roy Foster.

A new edition to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. With an introduction by Roy Foster.

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.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407017853
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van and Smile, two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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