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An Irish Country Doctor - (Irish Country Books) by Patrick Taylor (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 351

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Irish Country Books

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Forge

Age Range: Adult

Author: Patrick Taylor

Language: English

TCIN: 80493893
UPC: 9780765319951
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2579

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"An Irish Country Doctor makes for escapist, delightful fun." --Publishers Weekly

"Ballybucklebo is an easy place for readers to sink into, with likable characters and atmospheric dialogue." --Kirkus Reviews

"An Irish Country Doctor deals with eccentric, funny humans, dogs, cats and cattle. This book is written with compassion and hilarity about a community whose inhabitants are as wonderful and loony as any on earth. The doctor's patients are not simply out-of-order machines, they are living human beings who need love and reassurance, which the good doctor freely dispenses. A grand read from a grand man." --Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming

"At last! Here is an authentic Northern Ireland voice telling down-to-earth stories that could happened anywhere on the island. A full cupboard of delightful characters, both human and animal, enrich every page. Quirky, funny, and deeply moving by turns, Taylor's writing perfectly captures the language and character of Ulster in times gone by. I promise you will enjoy this book immensely; I did." --Morgan Llywelyn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Prince of Ireland

"In a style joyously reminiscent of James Herriot, Dr. Taylor conjures up the rural Irish town of Ballybucklebo that is a pleasure to visit and very difficult to leave. I had a hoot following the humorous and at time poignant exploits of the irascible family doctor, Fingal O'Reilly, and his young, wide-eyed (and very urban) apprentice, Barry Laverty, as they confront all manner of man and beast in the eccentric but lovable town. I can hardly wait for more." --Daniel Kalla, international bestselling author of Rage Therapy

"Wraps you in the sensations of a vanished time and place. Like Barry Laverty [the hero of the novel] you join the household. You meet his eccentric housekeeper, Kinky (short for 'Mrs. Kinkaid'), who tends to come bustling in with a tray, saying things like: 'Tea, and bit of toasted, buttered barmbrack.'" --Vancouver Sun

"With an unerring eye for detail, the talents of a natural storyteller and the ability to pepper his anecdotes with large doses of wit and humor, Patrick Taylor has written a delightful novel...the lives of the engaging and eccentric townspeople, whose hilarious mishaps provide a perfect foil for the endeavors of the town's medical men." --Calgary Herald

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