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ISBN13: 9780765316233
ISBN10: 0765316234
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Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie OReilly.

The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through OReilly Barry soon gets to know all of the villages colorful and endearing residents, including:

 

A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife;

 

An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby;

 

A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof;

 

And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

 

Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

Synopsis:

A warm and enchanting New York Times bestseller in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon

Synopsis:

A warm and enchanting New York Times bestseller in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon

Synopsis:

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie OReilly.

The older physician has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through OReilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the villages colourful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But with pluck and compassion, and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

Synopsis:

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie OReilly.

The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through OReilly Barry soon gets to know all of the villages colorful and endearing residents, including:

 

A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife;

 

An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby;

 

A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof;

 

And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

 

Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

About the Author

Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. An Irish Country Doctor is based on journals he kept of his early days as a doctor in rural Ireland. Dr. Taylor now lives on Bowen Island off Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a distinguished doctor, medical researcher, off-shore sailor, model boat builder, and happily married father of two grown children.

He keeps his memories of Ireland (both its geography and the cadences of Ulster dialects) fresh by returning to Ireland twice a year.

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Doug, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Doug)
Being I read Dr. Taylor's second book before I read this first one - I was well aware of all the characters in the story line ---- but this did not stop me for getting the background to a wonderful group of people in a very beautiful land. The Irish - enchant - Dr. Taylor is a gifted wordsmith, capturing with just the right phrases a land and people he has come to love through humor and sparks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765316233
Author:
Taylor, Patrick
Publisher:
Forge Books
Author:
Keating, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Northern Ireland
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Irish Country Books
Series Volume:
1 of 7
Publication Date:
20080122
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 CDs/11 hours
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.2 x 1.18 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
A warm and enchanting New York Times bestseller in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon
"Synopsis" by ,
A warm and enchanting New York Times bestseller in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon
"Synopsis" by ,

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie OReilly.

The older physician has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through OReilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the villages colourful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But with pluck and compassion, and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

"Synopsis" by ,
Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie OReilly.

The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through OReilly Barry soon gets to know all of the villages colorful and endearing residents, including:

 

A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife;

 

An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby;

 

A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof;

 

And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

 

Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

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