Jan's New Book - "The Ghost of Pendlesham Priory"
"I am a spirit reaching out to you to tell you my story, so that I can find rest. Help me."
This was the voice that Ben Trotter heard on his visit to his cousin Filly's ramshackle Suffolk farm. He knew that Suffolk was full of very old houses, but he had not expected it to be so spooky. The most haunted is the ruined convent of Pendlesham Priory. Filly does not approve of his visits there for the owners of the land are a bad tempered Major and his sister the superstitious Miss Elizabeth. Filly is alarmed by that voice Ben is hearing.
Who is the voice? Surely it must be a ghost! Eventually he finds out the ghost's name is Isabel Calthorpe. a child being educated in the convent so she might be a fine lady. Life however is far from genteel. Her fellow pupils are spiteful bullies. There is fear everywhere. King Henry VIII is about to close down all the monasteries and convents. He is sending his greedy servants to ruin the good names of the nuns and poor Isabel finds lies, lies and even more lies being invented about her favourite nuns! Discover how her dreams vanish in flames.