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Claire O'Brien



Claire is the author of the Cordelia Codd stories. These follow Cordelia's comic and touching misadventures as she struggles to deal with the difficult issues faced by many pre-teen children. Claire is a former teacher who has worked in the UK, USA and Colombia.

Her favourite books at the moment are
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari

Her favourite films are currently
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, 1951
Billy Elliot, 2000
The Belles of St.Trinian's, 1954
The Artist, 2011

Claire has been writing since Miss Fox, her year four teacher, sat her in a corner for talking too much and told her to get on with some handwriting. She realised that she was happiest sitting alone with a pencil and her thoughts, but her own stories came much later.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Franklin Watts

The Terrifying Teacher

Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez
Contributors:
Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez
Orchard Books

It's Alive!

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien
Orchard Books

Frankly, Ruby, I Don't Give a Damn

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien

One day, I, CORDELIA CODD, am going to be the greatest costume designer in the history of cinema. I will live in exotic places, have fabulous friends and spend my days relaxing at the spa.But for now I'm stuck in the d...u...l...l...e...s...t village on planet Earth, with a best friend a QUILLION-TRILLION miles away, not-quite-together parents, a pretend boyfriend/supposed thief/real bully shield, and an epic war with THE MOST UNFRIENDLY GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE.Whoever said "tomorrow is another day" hasn't lived a day in my life...

Orchard Books

Not Just the Blues

Claire O'Brien
Authors:
Claire O'Brien

One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be glamorous. I will take taxis everywhere, have an absurd-looking little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day.But for now, I'm stuck with:a totally un-glamorous school bus chauffeur,two mean EX-best friends,a 50% reduction in parents,and cat litter Fridays.Did I tell you how utterly ridiculous my life is...?