Brian Gallagher

BRIAN GALLAGHER was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has worked extensively in radio and television, writing many dramas and documentaries.

Brian is the author of four adult novels, and his other books of historical fiction for young readers are One Good Turn and Friend or Foe – both set in Dublin in 1916; Stormclouds, which takes place in Northern Ireland during the turbulent summer of 1969; Secrets and Shadows, a spy novel that begins with the North Strand bombings during the Second World War; Taking Sides, about the Irish Civil War; Across the Divide, set during the 1913 Lockout, Arrivals, a time-slip novel set between modern and early-twentieth-century Ontario, and Pawns, set during Ireland’s War of Independence. Brian lives with his family in Dublin. His latest book, Spies, is a sequel to Pawns.

Find out more about Brian's books at briangallagherwriter.com 

Arrivals - How long can a secret be kept?

Stormclouds - New Friends. Old Differences.

Across the Divide

Secrets and Shadows - Two friends in a world at war

Taking Sides - A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

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Arrivals - How long can a secret be kept?

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Friend or Foe - 1916: Which side are you on?

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Pawns - Ireland's War of Independence

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Resistance - In a Nazi-Occupied Ireland, Where Would You Stand?

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Spies - Ireland’s War of Independence. United friends ... divided loyalties

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Stormclouds - New Friends. Old Differences.

Across the Divide

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Secrets and Shadows - Two friends in a world at war

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Taking Sides - A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

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