An Irish Country Village

Irish Country Books (Volume 2 of 10)

Patrick Taylor

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Patrick Taylor first charmed readers with An Irish Country Doctor, a warm and enchanting novel in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon. Now Taylor returns to the colorful Northern Ireland community of Ballybucklebo, where there’s always something brewing beneath the village’s deceptively sleepy surface.

Young Doctor Barry Laverty has only just begun his assistantship under his eccentric mentor, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, but he already feels right at home in Ballybucklebo. When the sudden death of a patient casts a cloud over Barry’s reputation, his chances of establishing himself in the village are endangered, especially since the grieving widow is threatening a lawsuit.

Not all their challenges are medical in nature. When a greedy developer sets his sights on the very heart of the community, the village pub, it’s up to the doctors to save the Black Swan (affectionately known to the locals as the “Mucky Duck”) from being turned into an overpriced tourist trap. After all, the good citizens of Ballybucklebo need some place to drink to each other’s health….

Whether you’ve visited in the past, or are discovering Ballybucklebo for the first time, An Irish Country Village is an ideal location for anyone looking for wit, warmth, and just a touch of blarney.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Village. Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid, and O'Reilly's pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laver

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Praise for An Irish Country Village

“Highly readable… Detailed medical procedures of the era are fascinating to a modern reader… The book, with its spot-on dialects and neatly tied endings, largely succeeds as light entertainment.”
Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Village

“Full of stories and vivid characters, the novel recalls a good night in a pub. Its greatest charm lies in homey Ulster idioms…. Good, light entertainment.”  —Booklist on An Irish Country Village

An Irish Country Doctor makes for escapist, delightful fun.”  —Publishers Weekly

“Ballybucklebo is an easy place for readers to sink into, with likable characters and atmospheric dialogue.”  —Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Country Doctor


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Patrick Taylor

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

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368256
ISBN10: 0765368250
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 576 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
February 2008
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427202765
ISBN10: 1427202761
Audio Run Time: 14:00
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Macmillan Audio
February 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202772
ISBN10: 142720277X
Audio Run Time: 14:00
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Hardcover
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Forge Books
February 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316240
ISBN10: 0765316242
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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February 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765320230
ISBN10: 0765320231
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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February 2008
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ISBN: 9781429926102
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6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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