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Top o' the mornin'

Rev. George Richardson, my ancestor, landed in Quebec City in the 1820s and, like thousands of others, planted the family tree in Canada. But where did he come from? We're not sure. Since there is a Richardson's Tartan Shop in Markham, however, and the owner is a Mark Richardson, an Irishman, the Emerald Isle is a good bet.

If, like me, you hear "the voice of the Irish" and want to do something special for St. Patrick's Day, I recommend reading books with a touch of the green.  An Irish Country Village, a new book by Canadian author Patrick Taylor shows promise, for one. "Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo" says the blurb "Come and say hello to young Dr. Barry Laverty, whose enthusiasm is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and Dr. O’Reilly must work to resolve the question of responsibility for the death."

Sound like a good read? It could be like coming home.

Mark Richardson, Librarian