It’s 1940, and the world is at war. Linus, a swift, has always dreamed of flying with the Royal Bird Force and making a name for himself as a squadron leader. So when he and his sister, Ava, have the opportunity to volunteer, he jumps at the chance.
But it’s a dangerous journey, and Ava goes missing before they manage to reach the airfield for training. Now, Linus has two missions: help the war effort and find his sister.
Linus will face bomber planes, arrogant falcons, and a spy who’s determined to take him down…
He is brave and fast and kind – but can Linus prove that helping win the war is more about the size of your heart than the size of your wings?
Dermot O’Leary is the bestselling author of the five books in the Toto the Ninja Cat series. He started his career on T4 for Channel 4 and has also presented shows for both ITV and the BBC. Dermot presents a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, ‘Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary’. The show is produced by Ora Et Labora, the production company Dermot co-founded in 2008. Ora Et Labora also produces Rylan’s BBC Radio 2 show, a number of podcasts and the TV show ‘Reel Stories’ for BBC2, looking back at iconic singers’ lives on screen. In 2019, he launched a podcast, ‘People, Just People’ with Audible, featuring guests including Stephen Graham, Ed Miliband and Eni Aluko. He lives in London with his wife Dee, their son Kasper and their cats Socks and, of course, Toto.
Dermot is represented by Jadeen Singh at John Noel Management.