The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Taylor, Patrick
Series: Irish Country Books
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / Medical
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: February 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.76in x 5.57in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour . These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early sixties. Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories . In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series . . . and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time. An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life. Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his cures" can't be found in any medical text! "
Review Quote*What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor does for Northern Ireland…minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments. - Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Country Wedding "Taylor is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word." - Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl "The author laces his heartwarming moments with liberal doses of whiskey and colourful Ulster invectives." - Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time." - The Globe and Mail
Biographical NotePatrick 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. 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.