Macaroni, an Italian mongrel, lives with the Fettuccine family in a pizzeria near the ancient town of Pompeii. Content to snooze in the shade from one feed to the next he is stunned to find himself carried back 2,000 years to Pompeii in the reign of Caligula. There, in the forum, he is befriended by Quickuswittus, a boy slave whose father is to be fed to the lions in the arena.
Plunged into a madcap world of slaves, gladiators and a lunatic emperor, Macaroni becomes a dog with a cause, sniffing out treachery, pitting his wits against villains and saving Pompeii from the Emperor’s wrath.
ISBN 978 07223 5050-8
Hardback – 140 pages