Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O’Reilly’s odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. “Kinky” Kinkaid, and O’Reilly’s pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry’s first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O’Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty’s excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and O’Reilly must work to resolve the question of Barry’s responsibility for the death. They also have to figure out how to save the four-hundred-year-old village pub. Plans are afoot to not renew the hundred-year lease and instead transform the old pub into a sparkling new tourist trap. To make matters even worse, Patricia Spence, the love of Barry’s life, announces she is trying to win a scholarship to distant Cambridge University, all the way in England.... Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.
The young Dr. Barry Laverty continues his apprenticeship under veteran Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, in the mythical village of Balleybucklebo, Northern Ireland. Barry's future is threatened when a patient under his care dies of mysterious causes, and he must struggle to win the faith of the villagers, as well as the heart of a bright young lass named Patricia Spence. This boisterous sequel to AN IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR is filled with home remedies, folk wisdom, delightfully preposterous Irish witticisms, and a brimming cast of colorful characters.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Peoples + Cultures, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Unabridged
- Format: audioCD
- Release Date:
February 5, 2008
- Date Published:
February 5, 2008
Author: Patrick Taylor
Narrator: John Keating (Narrator)
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- Online Item #: 11463273
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5029
- ISBN: 9781427202765
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