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An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor
An Irish Country Doctor
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316233 (0765316234)
Publisher: Forge Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Irish Country (#1)
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AEriko's Book Corner
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4.0 An Irish Country Doctor
This was a great book for some light reading. The setting was charming, and I found the characters to be very likeable. Taylor did a wonderful job creating a picturesque village that is sure to make the reader want to visit Ireland despite knowing that Ballybucklebo isn't a real place and towns aren...
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4.0 An Irish County Doctor
I've been looking for a book series like this for a while. I wanted a non-mystery series that follows a group of interesting characters, not too heavy on the drama, but entertaining. A feel good story. This fit perfectly. It's the story of a fresh-out-of-med-school young doctor. He moves...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 An Irish Country Doctor
Dr. Barry Laverty is just out of medical school in search of a practice to work at. He comes across Dr. O’Reilly’s request for a intern in a (made up) town called Balleybucklebo, Ireland. It seems a small town such as this has several different kinds of people, the kooks, and the actual sick. I be...
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5.0 An Irish Country Doctor
Pure Unadulterated JOY. Having a bad day? Feeling a tad down? The world looking like a dreary place? Read this book and watch your day improve, feel a smile spread over your face and the the world shine in all its glory.This book had me LOLing all over the place :)
Confuzzled Books
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4.0 An Irish Country Doctor
Dr. Barry Laverty is just out of medical school in search of a practice to work at. He comes across Dr. O’Reilly’s request for a intern in a (made up) town called Balleybucklebo, Ireland. It seems a small town such as this has several different kinds of people, the kooks, and the actual sick. I beli...
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