Salt Spring Island Historical Society
Patrick Taylor to Speak to the Historical Society
The AGM of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society will be held at 2pm at Central Hall on May 8, 2013. Following the election of officers noted Author Patrick Taylor MD will give us reflections and recollections of the History of Northern Ireland.
Patrick was born, and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. His New York Times best selling novel An Irish Country Doctor series, now at seven novels, is based on journals he kept of his early days as a doctor in rural Ireland., In the novel Barry Laverty begins his medical apprenticeship In the rural Ireland of the early 1960s. Prior to that Patrick had written a collection of short stories, Only Wounded trying to capture the lives of every day people living through the recent troubles.
The program promises to be one that will provide us with the Social History of Northern Ireland from the dawn of pre-history and through the recent "Troubles” as remembered and lived by Patrick. He will illustrate the human cost of internecine warfare by a reading from “Only Wounded.”
Central Hall at 2 Pm on May 8, 2013.
Tea and Coffee with follow the presentation along with Questions and Answers.
All are welcome