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
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  • The Rainbow Bridge
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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

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Katie's War

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

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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


  • Fugitives!

    Fugitives!

    A Story of the Flight of the Earls

    By Aubrey Flegg

    When young Con disappears, the others must find him – and quickly. His father Hugh O’Neill, the great Ulster chieftain, is about to depart Ireland, forever…

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  • Katie's War

    Katie's War

    By Aubrey Flegg

    Caught in the Irish Civil War, Katie has divided loyalties: her shell-shocked father fought in the First World War and wants peace, but others still want to fight for a united Ireland.

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  • The Cinnamon Tree

    The Cinnamon Tree

    A Novel Set in Africa

    By Aubrey Flegg

    Yola's leg is blown off by a landmine and her life in Africa is changed forever. She travels to Ireland for an artificial limb, and her adventures continue.

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  • Wings over Delft

    Wings over Delft

    By Aubrey Flegg

    When her father commissions a famous artist to paint her portrait, Louise Eeden reluctantly agrees. In the studio Louise unexpectedly finds freedom to be herself. But someone has been watching her every move...

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  • The Rainbow Bridge

    The Rainbow Bridge

    By Aubrey Flegg

    Book 2: The Louise Trilogy
    In another time and another country, the portrait of Louise Eeden continues to influence the lives of all it touches.

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  • In the Claws of the Eagle

    In the Claws of the Eagle

    By Aubrey Flegg

    Book 3: The Louise Trilogy
    Louise's portrait becomes part of a Nazi horde, while its previous owner, Izaac, is interned in Auschwitz. Can Louise reach out to save him?
    The gripping conclusion to this multiple-award-winning trilogy.

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