A Star Called Henry

By Roddy Doyle

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Born at the turn of the 20th century, Henry Smart steals to survive in the streets of Dublin. At age 14, he’s already a soldier in the Revolutionary Irish Republican Army, fighting against the British for an independent Ireland. Doyle is a master at writing witty, Irish dialect and finding humour in all that’s bleak: Henry actually uses his dad’s wooden leg as a weapon. Served best with Guinness.

Perfect for:

  • Fans of roguish novels with characters who live by their wits.
  • Anyone interested in Irish history and the IRA in particular.
  • Readers who savour bawdy-yet-poetic tall tales.


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