The Noogan

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
Somewhere in Britain’s ancient and mystical landscape, there lies a village. A place that has witnessed ages come and go. Its stories are many. Most forgotten, some buried. And at least one is hidden.
In 1939 three children were evacuated to this country village in the south west of England. The idyllic yet antiquated village of Abbeyton Lacey. By the end of the following summer, pretty-faced Rosie Linden had disappeared. One foggy night she ran off and was never found again.
In the summer of 1976 a schoolboy found a dilapidated diary hidden in an overgrown garden.
But only now, many years later, the time has finally come for him to tell of what he had discovered. The tale of those three evacuees, consequentially of his own childhood and the dark side of a village called Abbeyton Lacey.

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THe Stranger Who Awaited My Coming

Submitted: July 20, 2017

  When woodland dusks and shadows long  Across the forest floor And ... Read Chapter

Abbeyton Lacey

Submitted: July 20, 2017

Just like many other old villages in this island, It lay hidden in a corner of the countryside, going on more or less as it always had.... Read Chapter

The Mystical Mid-Summer's Eve

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When the home time bell rang, It felt like respite. A chance to gasp oxygen again after being submerged. All was over for another day u... Read Chapter

One Morning

Submitted: July 20, 2017

It was the first week during our summer holidays and early one morning I set off walking to the Weaver brothers house. My brother, Jona... Read Chapter

The Forgotten Garden

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  The funny thing about getting carried away with laughing and chatting is that sometimes the present will creep right past you.... Read Chapter

Playing With Flying Machines

Submitted: July 20, 2017

The next morning, my mum had sent me up the post office. The postmaster was a rather frightening old man who never spoke. His face was ... Read Chapter

Test Flights And Departures

Submitted: July 20, 2017

  Instead, I turned my attention to gliders. The other day up at the Clarksons had enthused me to have a go myself and so bought... Read Chapter

Into The Woods

Submitted: July 20, 2017

It was afternoon when my brother came back to pick up a hand shovel from my dads shed. He revealed that he had been bottle hunting up n... Read Chapter

McGrindle News Agent & Deliveries Ltd.

Submitted: July 21, 2017

Early Sunday morning was a paper round day. A day that started for me stiffly climbing on my bike half asleep, school coat collar zippe... Read Chapter

Strange Encounters

Submitted: July 21, 2017

On Tuesday morning Bindy Edwards, a local woman who had been breaking in horses for most of her adult life, was out riding. This mornin... Read Chapter

Gossip At Abbeyton Lacey

Submitted: July 21, 2017

I suppose it was from that week on that there was talk around the village. Talk as to what had near torn a deer in two, eaten out its r... Read Chapter

Catherine Nelson's Diary

Submitted: July 21, 2017

March 12 1940   They say Tigs is a young gentleman. But I know he is not. Those adults who run Ellingham house say what fine... Read Chapter

Jonathan Pendleton

Submitted: July 21, 2017

“Come and look at this a minute,...” he said one evening. I looked up from my comic to see my brother’s head at my bedroom door wit... Read Chapter

Last Orders Ladies and Gentlemen

Submitted: July 21, 2017

Inside the Three Barrels, the jukebox played 'Combine Harvester' by the Worzels and for anybody, entering this little pub for the first... Read Chapter

Back to School

Submitted: July 21, 2017

It was something I had been dreading all holiday. But the new term had now begun. At least I was in a higher year. Rory had been unusuall... Read Chapter

Prey And Its Scent

Submitted: July 21, 2017

It was with a start that I opened my eyes from sleep. I jumped with a jolt. Pitch black was all I saw at first, while trying to gage some... Read Chapter

Three Can Keep A Secret If Two Are Dead

Submitted: July 21, 2017


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Billy Lou Silver
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