Tales From A Country Practice by Dr Arthur Jackson
When the phone rings in the middle of the night, Dr Arthur Jackson leaves the warmth of his bed without hesitation. Tending to his peculiar flock of patients - including the blind cobbler with a surprising taste for hard liquor, the accident-prone butcher and the young woman with an unusual phobia - is his first priority, whether their illness is critical or they simply need a comforting hand to hold. The whole community turns to the young doctor for advice . . . and not all of it medical.
Meanwhile, Dr Jackson's family are settling into their new home, a rambling manor house complete with uncooperative ducks and a ghost. This delightfully nostalgic tale follows their progress as the negotiate the highs and lows, the hilarious ups and downs, of life in a country practice.