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M.J. Dermott

M. J. Dermott was brought up on a diet of outdoor adventure, reading and extensive travel. She changed address so frequently and in so many different countries, that her friends were convinced she was an international spy.


After nearly forty years of her real job in nursing and health visiting, she has retired to concentrate on a long-held ambition to write for older children, in the strong belief that the only limitation to a child's personal growth is his capacity to read, and to imagine.


She now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and two grown-up children.


  • Time Lies


    Aspiring young actor, Gus, is invited to London to play Hamlet in a youth theatre project. But all is not as it seems and Gus is plunged into a dangerous world of lies and espionage that reaches far beyond the play and its players, leaving Gus fighting for his life.

  • Time Passages


    Time Passages is a tale of time travel with a twist! As the boys discover the secrets of the Cathedral in 1651, they unravel mysteries that are a lot closer to home than they thought.

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