An Irish Country Doctor

An Irish Country Doctor

eBook - 2011
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A recent medical school graduate, Barry Laverty is delighted by the opportunity to join a small rural practice in the beautiful hills of Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his superior, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, a cantankerous older physician who has his own way of doing things.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2011
Edition: First mass market edition
ISBN: 9781429920629
1429920629
9780765368249
0765368242
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 429 pages) : maps
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc

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glotet
Oct 16, 2018

Great read, loved the humour. Couldn't ask for better!

Kstobo Oct 15, 2018

The way Mr. Taylor writes feels like slipping into a hot bath for your brain. It's not overly complicated reading, but the depth and the colourful quality of the characters draws you in, makes you view them as if you've known them all your life. Ballybucklebo is a tiny little village in Ulster County, Ireland, but there's more life in it than any big city novel I've encountered.

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BWilsoned
Jan 14, 2016

I know a lot of folks love this series of books, but this first one just doesn't seem very well written to me. I'm trying to put a finger on it, but perhaps it's not the writing but the subject and characters I just don't connect with as well as I'd like. Barry, Fingal, and Kinky make an interesting household and the small town characters are comic, pitiable, or despicable in turn. Perhaps the time period just doesn't strike a nerve for me (even though it's during my lifetime). The best part for me was the glossary of Irish Gaelic words/phrases in the back of the book.

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readsalot80
Jun 23, 2015

Barry Laverty has just finished medical school and is joining a GP practice in a small northern Irish town. This is a quiet book about living in a small town in northern Ireland during the early 1960's. I was surprised at the the doctors' knowledge of literature and the lack of political conflict.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014

1960’s Ireland produces lots of quaint charm and interesting stories for recent medical grad Barry Laverty. The village is complete with a crusty, knowing older doctor and lots of unusual patients. Barry must decide if he wants to be a rural doctor and the village will decide if they should accept this young newcomer.

JaclynA Apr 04, 2014

This is a sweet and delightful book full of charming colourful characters. This was a very fast read, without long overdrawn descriptions about anything unimportant. It was direct and to the point, with a doctor who has common sense. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Feb 24, 2014

Delightful. Young doctor assisting an older doctor in small village Ireland. Great humor. A shear delight with a treasure trove of interesting characters you will come to love.

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rockylynn
Jul 28, 2013

Patrick Taylor is the "male" Maeve Binchy. A wonderful writer of great stories. I've read all the "Irish Country" series of books and would recommend reading these books if you enjoy colourful characters that are so true to life that by the end of each book you feel you personally know each and everyone of them. Patrick is a retired doctor now living in Canada. His tales from "Ballybucklebo"will make you smile, cry and then laugh right out loud. Love his books and look forward to reading more tales of this small Northern Ireland village written by a very talented writer.

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CarolMichael
Feb 07, 2013

I enjoy this genre of book. The pace is slow but you get to know and love the characters of this small village and cannot wait to find out what is happening in the thier lives next.

sablegirl Jan 24, 2013

Another great book by one of my new favorite authors; Patrick Taylor. I am in love with Ireland and these books just take me back there. I love the Irish slang and enjoy the "translations" in the back of the book. These books are funny, hearwarming and "delicious!" I recommend them to everyone and will continue to read them myself. I can't put them down and would love to just sit in a comfy chair, have a cup of tea and read them through!

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