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An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

An Irish Country Novel

by (author) Patrick Taylor

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Category
Medical
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765378200
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $29.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765378217
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $29.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765378224
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

Doctor O'Reilly experiences both love and loss during World War II in this new novel in Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series
Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-lieutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II. Fingal just wants to marry his beloved Deirdre and live happily ever after. First he must hone his skills at a British naval hospital before reporting back to the HMSWarspite, where, as a ship's doctor, he faces danger upon the high seas. With German bombers a constant threat, the future has never been more uncertain, but Fingal and Deirdre are determined to make a life together . . . no matter what may lie ahead.
Decades later, the war is long over, and O'Reilly is content to mend the bodies and souls of his patients in Ballybucklebo, but there are still changes and challenges aplenty. A difficult pregnancy, as well as an old colleague badly in denial concerning his own serious medical condition, tests O'Reilly and his young partner, Barry Laverty. But even with all that occupies him in the present, can O'Reilly ever truly let go of the ghosts from his past?
Shifting effortlessly between two singular eras, bestselling author Patrick Taylor continues the story of O'Reilly's wartime experiences, while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of Ballybucklebo to life once more.

About the author

Patrick Taylor was born in 1941 in Bangor County Down, Northern Ireland. After medical and specialist training in Ulster, he emigrated to Canada in 1970 to pursue a career in academic medicine. He has held appointments at a number of universities and retired in 2001 to write and sail full-time. Now and in the Hour of Our Death is his fourth book of fiction. Taylor lives on Bowen Island, B.C., with his wife, Kate.

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Editorial Reviews

Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read! - Library Journal, starred review, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
"Taylor is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word." - Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl
"What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor now does for Northern Ireland's County Antrim and County Down, minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments." - Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Country Wedding

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