Aubrey Flegg

Aubrey Flegg was born in Dublin. His early childhood was spent in County Sligo, Ireland. He went to school in Dublin and later in England. After a spell with a mountain rescue team in Scotland, he returned to Ireland to study geology at Trinity College. He then did geological research in Kenya, before joining the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1968. Aubrey recently took early retirement in order to concentrate on writing.

His first book, Katie's War, is about the civil war period in Ireland; it was published in 1997. Katie's War has recently won the Peter Pan Award 2000 -- an award created by IBBY Sweden for a children's book, translated into Swedish, which gives information on another culture.

Wings Over Delft, the first book in the Louise trilogy, won the Bisto Book of the Year overall award in 2004.

  • The Cinnamon Tree

    The issue of landmines in ex-warzones

    Aubrey feels very strongly about the issue of landmines in ex-warzones throughout the world, and wrote The Cinnamon Tree to help focus attention on this issue.

  • Katie's War

    A Writer's Jigsaw

    Aubrey describes where the ideas for the characters in Katie's War came from, and how they grew and developed into real people.

  • The Cinnamon Tree

    Peter Pan Nearly Grounded

    Aubrey runs into trouble at airports, and describes where he gets his inspiration from.

  • Fugitives! - A Story of the Flight of the Earls
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 4: Sir Arthur Chichester

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  • The Rainbow Bridge
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter One -- France 1792: Gaston Morteau

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Fugitives! - A Story of the Flight of the Earls

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the novel by Peter Heaney

Katie's War

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide from O'Brien Teaching Guides Collection 3

The Cinnamon Tree - A Novel Set in Africa

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide for The Cinnamon Tree from O'Brien Teaching Guides for Second Level Schools.

Wings over Delft

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the novel by Liz Morris

The Rainbow Bridge

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Gillian Perdue