Unfortunately for Mortimer, when Great Aunt Olwen comes to stay, it means just one thing… Spring Cleaning!
Mortimer has other ideas and makes a determined break for freedom…much chaos ensues, but Great Aunt Olwen has never yet been defeated …
“If there had been a prize going for the most miserable bird in Rumbury Town, Mortimer would certainly have won it.”
But Mortimer ends up on top of the world – quite literally! – broadcasting for help to outer space, and of course Arabel comes to his rescue, in one of Joan Aiken’s last stories about the small girl and her enormously difficult raven – Mortimer’s Cross – a book sadly outof print at the moment,but fingers crossed the pair may soon be back!
Read more about the Arabel and Mortimer stories on the website