When Cordelia goes to stay with her grandmother and grandfather within the Royal family at Caer, she has no idea of the big changes ahead. On his 100th birthday great- grandfather King Rud Hud Hudibras declares that he no longer wants to be King and passes the honour onto his son, Cordelia's grandfather. After a year of hard work, he too decides to retire and passes the mantle onto Cordelia's father, the newly crowned King Lear. But despite these enormous changes in the lives of the grown ups, Cordelia is far more concerned with a problem of her own - how to acquire a pet pig to keep her company - There are surprises galore in this tale of family life in the Iron Age. Not just for Cordelia, but the rest of her royal relatives too!