The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

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Patrick Taylor

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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!

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1995
The Lazarus Manoeuvre

 
 
How the young Doctor O’Reilly earned the respect of his community
We were sitting in the upstairs lounge of Doctor O’Reilly’s house at the end of the day. Himself was tucking contentedly into his second large whiskey. “So,” he demanded, “how do you like it?”
Being a little uncertain whether he was asking about the spectacular view through the bay window to Belfast Lough, the small sherry I was sipping, or the general status of the universe, I countered with an erudite, “What?”
He

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Patrick Taylor

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 Irish Country series that began with An Irish Country Doctor. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
Patrick Taylor

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466838871
ISBN10: 1466838876
336 pages
$12.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
February 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427235459
ISBN10: 1427235457
Audio Run Time: 9:00
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Macmillan Audio
February 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427235466
ISBN10: 1427235465
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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2014
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ISBN: 9780765338389
ISBN10: 0765338386
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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