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Ballydoonan Days, Hesitant Hearts and the Wrestling of Goats
Meet Will Patterson. He’s an apprentice at an aircraft factory in Belfast. He gets the same bus in the morning as Liz McCutcheon – beautiful, graceful and pain in the chest achingly unreachable Liz McCutcheon. Until that is, one morning she drops her hankie for Will to pick up …
And Liz’s brother Nathan, Goat Wrestler extraordinaire, whose skills in bringing down Gertie the Goat are applauded from far and wide as invisible crowds of thrilled onlookers roar their approval. But who will tire of the game first – Gertie or the quickly maturing and thoughtful Nathan?
Then there’s William Mungo Kirkpatrick, aided and abetted by walking disasters, Lennie and Bisto. Kirkie has often toyed with the idea of submarines – two old steel baths welded together, an electric motor with a car battery for power and a periscope. It couldn’t fail,
These are just a few of the real characters you will meet in Ivan McKeown’s fictional village of Ballydoonan, nestling in the rural tranquility of the Ards Peninsula.