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Irish Country Books

Barry Laverty can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. But it turns out he’s working for a difficult old doctor, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

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An Irish Country Practice
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An Irish Country Practice

Irish Country Books (Volume 12)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

Once,...

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An Irish Country Love Story
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An Irish Country Love Story

Irish Country Books (Volume 11)
Patrick Taylor
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An Irish Country Love Story is the eleventh heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

It’s...

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An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea
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An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

Irish Country Books (Volume 10)
Patrick Taylor
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An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea is the tenth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mailbestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

Long...

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An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
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An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

Irish Country Books (Volume 9)
Patrick Taylor
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Doctor O'Reilly heeds the call to serve his country in An Irish Doctor in Peace and At War, the new novel in Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series

Long before Doctor...

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Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor
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Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor

Irish Country Books (Volume 8)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

Discover how Dr. O'Reilly began his medical career in the tenements of Dublin in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling series.

Fans of Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels...

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An Irish Country Wedding
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An Irish Country Wedding

Irish Country Books (Volume 7)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

An Irish Country Wedding is the seventh book in Patrick Taylor's popular Irish Country series - this beloved New York Times bestselling novel is now in paperback.

Love is in the...

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A Dublin Student Doctor
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A Dublin Student Doctor

Irish Country Books (Volume 6)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

Now in mass market, the New York Times bestseller

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An Irish Country Courtship
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An Irish Country Courtship

Irish Country Books (Volume 5)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

An Irish Country Courtship -- the fifth book in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

Barry Laverty is settling in to Ballybucklebo, but with only a few more...

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An Irish Country Girl
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An Irish Country Girl

Irish Country Books (Volume 4)
Patrick Taylor
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The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country Doctor

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An Irish Country Christmas
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An Irish Country Christmas

Irish Country Books (Volume 3)
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

A heartwarming tale of yuletide merriment

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An Irish Country Village
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An Irish Country Village

Irish Country Books (Volume 2)
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...

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An Irish Country Doctor
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An Irish Country Doctor

Irish Country Books (Volume 1)
Patrick Taylor
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Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position...

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An Irish Country Cookbook
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An Irish Country Cookbook

Irish Country Books
Patrick Taylor
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From New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor comes ten new short stories in the popular An Irish Country series paired with more than 150 delicious...

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The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
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The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

Irish Country Books
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...

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An Irish Country Collection
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An Irish Country Collection

Irish Country Books
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

Thousands of readers have discovered the warmth and humour of Patrick Taylor's Irish Country novels. From the moment young Doctor Laverty first came to the village of Ballybucklebo and met its larger-than-life...

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Home Is the Sailor
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Home Is the Sailor

Irish Country Books
Patrick Taylor
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A brand-new short story in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

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Patrick Taylor Irish Country Boxed Set
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Patrick Taylor Irish Country Boxed Set

Irish Country Books
Patrick Taylor
Tor/Forge

Welcome to Ballybucklebo, the colourful Northern Ireleand community that is home to Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, his young assistant, Dr. Barry Laverty, and a host of other endearing and eccentric...

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A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel A Dublin Student Doctor. Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly

About the author

Patrick Taylor

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.

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