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A Star Called Henry
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, 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, begging, charming, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian, and, soon, 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, a lover. From the Hardcover edition.
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Cathythoughts
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Islands of Abandonment on Audio … loving it so far ♥️
Just picked up A Star Called Henry this morning with my coffee. ..on page 3, it has my attention. 👍🏻 🤞🏻

Waiting for kindle to charge so I can look up a thriller in my library.

Happy reading everyone 🥰 📚
Hiya Cindy 😘

Cinfhen Hi cathy 😀Looks like a lovely Sunday morning 💚 3w
LeahBergen What a nice morning you‘re having! 🥰 3w
batsy Good morning! Lovely start to the day 📚☕ 3w
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ all set for the day. 3w
mabell Pretty French press! 3w
Cathythoughts @mabell Thanks 👍🏻😃 it makes a nice cup of coffee! 3w
Tamra I am awaiting Islands on audio from the library. 😃 Anticipation! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh it‘s good. I‘m still only at the beginning, but I love it so far ❤️👍🏻 3w
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arlenefinnigan
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Cinfhen This might be good for #ReadingEurope2020 #Ireland 2y
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen you're spoilt for choice with Irish options! This is brilliant, as is Doyle's Barrytown trilogy. Milkman by Anna Burns is brilliant, if quite challenging. I really enjoyed All We Shall Know by Dónal Ryan. If you'd prefer nonfiction there are plenty of books about the Troubles - I love Eamonn McCann's books and I've got Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe lined up to read. And if you want poetry, there is of course uncle Séamus Heaney. 2y
Cinfhen Ive taken a screenshot !!! Thanks for all the recommendations 2y
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arlenefinnigan
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Cinfhen I‘m intrigued #stacked 🌟 3y
squirrelbrain What @Cinfhen said! 😁 3y
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arlenefinnigan
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Cinfhen 😍 4y
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arlenefinnigan
A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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