In 1960s Ireland, Barry Laverty becomes the local doctor for Ballybucklebo, a village of endearing eccentrics. Drawing upon his own experiences as a physician in rural Ulster, Patrick Taylor brings a sense of authenticity and plenty of dry wit to these charming novels.
Upper-class Sebastian Carson joins Barry Laverty's medical practice, but will this fledgling doctor be a good fit for the rough and tumble of country life? Can a Protestant man in Ballybucklebo marry the Catholic woman he dearly loves, despite the Troubles and his own father's opposition? And who is going to win the award for the best dandelion wine at the Harvest Festival? This 15th novel in the series also finds the locals making time for fly-fishing, boat races, and the town's first talent competition.