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The Secret of Netley Abbey Charles Knightley

The Secret of Netley Abbey

Charles Knightley

Published March 22nd 2014
ISBN : 9781497405196
Paperback
166 pages
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This story is set in Netley Abbey, a small town in Hampshire, England on the Southampton Water, east of Southampton, west of Portsmouth. The town takes its name from an old Cistercian 13th century abbey. The abbey, unfortunately, is now just a ruinMoreThis story is set in Netley Abbey, a small town in Hampshire, England on the Southampton Water, east of Southampton, west of Portsmouth. The town takes its name from an old Cistercian 13th century abbey. The abbey, unfortunately, is now just a ruin but even so it still has a magnetic presence. This has attracted many would be bounty hunters, fuelled by countless rumours of buried treasure and of course ghostly goings on. The abbey has always resisted giving up its secrets as though protected by some invisible force. Its secret remains buried with the spirits of the monks - until now! Three children, staying with their grandparents for a week in October, are drawn to the mystery of the abbey and embark on a journey to learn the secret buried by the monks 800 years ago. Will they succeed in their quest or will they be thwarted? On their trail are treasure seekers, government agents and a man with a moustache. Most of the action is centred on the abbey ruins and takes place in one week. Although the places exist, all characters and events are purely fictional and any similarity to real people or real events is purely coincidental. Some of the precise locations of events have been changed, in the interest of National Security. Since this book was written high security fences surround the Abbey!