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Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor

An Irish Country Novel

by (author) Patrick Taylor

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Category
Medical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765370372
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765335241
    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price
    $27.5
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765335258
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $26.99

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Description

Discover how Dr. O'Reilly began his medical career in the tenements of Dublin in Patrick Taylor'sNew York Times bestselling series.
Fans of Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races.
The everyday complications of village life are very different from the challenges Fingal faced nearly thirty years earlier, when, fresh out of medical school, the young Dr. O'Reilly accepts a post at the Aungier Street Dispensary, tending to the impoverished denizens of Dublin's tenement slums. Yet even as he tries to make a difference, Fingal's tireless devotion to his patients may cost him his own true love. . . .
Shifting back and forth between the present and the past, Patrick Taylor's captivatingFingal O'Reilly brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire.

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

The novel is charming, full of Irish wit and wisdom and, of course, all the village characters we've come to love. For those just discovering the Irish doctor, this book can stand on its own, but it will leave the reader wanting more. - Booklist on Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor "A spirited and compassionate story filled with pastoral Irish imagery, cheerful village life, and heartwarming romance." - -Booklist on An Irish Country Wedding

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