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 / Medical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50in x 4.13in x 1.13in
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From The Publisher*Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young MB with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II. Assigned to the HMS Warspite , Surgeon Lieutenant O'Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war. Over two decades later O'Reilly and his younger colleagues still have 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. O'Reilly has prescriptions for whatever ails… until a secret from the past threatens to unravel his own peace of mind.
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 "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.