An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country Books)
Title: An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country Books)
Author: Patrick Taylor
Irish Country Doctor (and other Irish Country books) / Patrick Taylor
It’s not a big-name-author’s-another-best-seller-in-two-months-but-not-worth-paying-big-buck” book, it’s not a big-plot-action-packed book, it’s just a general fiction, but oh my, what a good book! If you have time, I strongly recommend you the audiobook . John Keating did a wonderful job creating the character and it’ll make you want to visit Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly in the little village of Ballybucklebo.
-Yuko at the Service Center
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.