An Irish Country Christmas (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Oct 28, 2008 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, as well as the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors’ worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory support three hungry doctors? Barry has his doubts.

But the wintry days and nights are not without a few tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies’ Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn’t mean they never happen. . . .


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User Review  - christineplouvier - LibraryThing

“An Irish Country Christmas” is the third of Patrick Taylor’s books about life as a general practice physician in small-town Northern Ireland in 1964. Taylor draws on his experiences as a doctor to ... Read full review

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This one of those gentle books about rural life in the UK , in this case Ulster near Belfast. The plot is quite predictable but like a favorite hike its the trip not the destination that gives us ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
31
Chapter 4
46
Chapter 5
60
Chapter 6
68
Chapter 7
82
Chapter 8
94
Chapter 30
352
Chapter 31
364
Chapter 32
375
Chapter 33
391
Chapter 34
405
Chapter 35
411
Chapter 36
424
Chapter 37
433

Chapter 9
116
Chapter 10
126
Chapter 11
137
Chapter 12
147
Chapter 13
158
Chapter 14
171
Chapter 15
184
Chapter 16
198
Chapter 17
206
Chapter 18
218
Chapter 19
228
Chapter 20
237
Chapter 21
246
Chapter 22
260
Chapter 23
270
Chapter 24
283
Chapter 25
294
Chapter 26
312
Chapter 27
321
Chapter 28
332
Chapter 29
345
Chapter 38
442
Chapter 39
451
Chapter 40
463
Chapter 41
475
Chapter 42
484
Chapter 43
494
Chapter 44
508
Chapter 45
519
Chapter 46
531
Chapter 47
546
Chapter 48
557
Chapter 49
573
Chapter 50
582
Chapter 51
596
Chapter 52
606
Afterword
619
Authors Note
627
Glossary
633
Preview
647
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About the author (2008)

Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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