An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War: An Irish Country Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Taylor, Patrick
Series: Irish Country Books
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Medical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.26in x 7.82in x 1.12in
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From The Publisher*Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS Warspite, a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O'Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought's crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties brought aboard. Life in Ballybuckebo is a far cry from the strife of war, but more than two decades later O'Reilly and his younger colleagues still face plenty of challenges: an outbreak of German measles, the odd tropical disease, a hard-fought pie-baking contest, and a local man whose mule-headed adherence to tradition is standing in the way of his son's future. Now older and wiser, O'Reilly has prescriptions for whatever ails…until a secret from the past threatens to unravel his peace of mind. Shifting deftly between two very different eras, Patrick Taylor's latest Irish Country novel reveals more about O'Reilly's tumultuous past, even as Ballybucklebo faces the future in its own singular fashion.
Review Quote*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
Biographical NotePATRICK 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 lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. www.patricktaylor.ca