A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 11, 2011 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become.

In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby—and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.

Dublin is a city of slums and tenements, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him—or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart?

A Dublin Student Doctor is a moving, deeply human story that will touch longtime fans as well as readers who are meeting Doctor Fingal O'Reilly for the very first time.



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Review: A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country #6)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

Took me a minute or two to figure out when the main character was in the present and when he was remembering his student years, but it became clear, and it was very entertaining. Really enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country #6)

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

Interesting, engaging, funny, tragic and highly entertaining reading. My first Patrick Taylor, but by n means my last. Read full review

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Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, 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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