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An Irish Country Doctor

Taylor, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0765316234 / ISBN 13: 9780765316233
Published by Forge Books, U.S.A., 2007
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate affixed to half-title page: "To Mary, Patrick Taylor". $24.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. First book in 'The Irish Country Series". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027773

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Title: An Irish Country Doctor

Publisher: Forge Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 O’Reilly.
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 can’t decide if the pugnacious O’Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O’Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village’s 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., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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