Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2013 - FICTION - 431 pages
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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 colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once 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 captivating Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor, brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire.

 

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

This is the eighth book in the series and it gives some background of how O'Reilly starts his doctoring career (in the mid '30's), how/why he and Kitty break up all those years ago, and also brings us ... Read full review

Review: Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (Irish Country #8)

User Review  - Charlene - Goodreads

First of this series that I've read and I enjoyed the feel of being in the Ireland of the not so distant past, appreciated the integrity and dedication and love of profession that Fingal O'Reilly has ... Read full review

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PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He is the author of the beloved Irish Country novels, beginning with An Irish Country Doctor, as well as Pray For Us Sinners and its sequel, Now and in the Hour of Our Death, a duology centered around The Troubles. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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