The ladybirdz arrive in Woodside Terrace, and Aubrey's Easter holidays get complicated. Ariadne the spider asks Aubrey to help. Something Must Be Done, but first Aubrey sucks the swallow stone which makes him small enough for daring flights on the back of Hirundo the Swallow and amazing adventures in the Web of Time and Space. Add in Bernardo the bee, Eric the earthworm and a whole conference of ravens, and you have the start of an epic tale in which a small boy and a house spider try to save the world!
Horatio Clare's first book, Running for the Hills, an acclaimed account of his Welsh childhood, won a Somerset Maugham Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and saw Horatio shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His subsequent books include Truant, A Single Swallow, The Prince's Pen and most recently the best-selling travelogue, Down to the Sea in Ships (winner of the Standford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015 and shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2015). His essays and reviews appear regularly in the national press and on BBC radio.