An Irish Country Doctor

Barry Laverty, MD, 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 glens of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree, 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 OReilly. The older physician, whose motto is never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things, which definitely takes some getting used to. At first, Barry cant decide if the pugnacious OReilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or possibly the best teacher he could ever hope for. Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry soon discovers that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But if he sticks with it, he just might end up finding out more about lifeand lovethan he could ever have imagined back in medical school.

German, Dutch and Spanish editions have been published. A Czech edition was published in 2010

Reviews

. . . Taylor has created a beguiling pair of doctors (the shrewd old pro and his young protégé) who must deal with the medical and psychological complaints of the more complex human animal. The bonus is his Irish lilt of language and wicked way with dialogue.
Paul Grescoe, Author of Flesh Wound and Blood Vessel

An Irish Country Doctor has hit the top 25 of Barnes & Nobles' bestsellers' list.

Doctor is slated to be a Readers Digest book in Russia, the USA and Canada. It is being translated into German and Dutch

The title is available as a condensed book from Reader's Digest in the UK and on the Expanded Books website. It is also available in large print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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