Enjoys his food and tries to look
on the bright side of things.
Caring mother of Arthur and Audrey.
Her love for her family binds it together and keeps
Silly old gossip who gets on the
nerves of everyone in the skirtings.
Arabel's son is an albino runt.
Oswald is very weak and is not allowed to join in some
of the rougher games.
They live in the city and are
governed by the Thane, a kindly wise mouse. Under him
are the Ministers, who advise on all matters of everyday
A travelling pedlar who enjoys
lewd songs. He helped Audrey and Arthur when they journeyed
A young foraging cadet of the
city, he wants to be as brave as his hero Piccadilly.
A cheeky young mouse from the
city, Piccadilly has no parents and is very independent.
Tends to dream. She likes to look
her best and wears lace and ribbons. Audrey cannot hold
her tongue in an argument, and often says more than
A retired shipmouse. Thomas is
a heroic old salt - he does not suffer fools gladly.
A crazy old rat whom Piccadilly
befriends, but there is more to Barker than meets the
These are four wise old bats:
Ashmere, wisest of councillors, Ingeld, Consort of the
Lady, Heardred, Keeper of the Hidden Ways and Ohthere,
Lord of Twilight.
The mystical spirit of spring
and new life whose power wanes in the autumn and dies
when winter sets in.
The evil spirit of the hideous
sewer Lord has returned. He has cheated Death and now
A fat rat with sharp fangs, he
only opens his mouth when there is something to put
A newcomer to the underground
regions of the city, no-one knows where he has come
from, but he is stirring the harmless rats to war.
Bat brothers who
can see into the future, they live in the attic and
give confusing advice to the curious.
A snotty-nosed follower of Old
Stumpy and a nasty bully, only he and his mate Kelly
know where Old Stumpy has come from.
An ancient squirrel who lives
under the Greenwich observatory, she possesses the magical