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A Dublin Student Doctor

A Dublin Student Doctor

An Irish Country Novel

Irish Country Books (Volume 6)

Patrick Taylor, read by John Keating

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On Sale: 10/11/2011

ISBN: 9781427213525

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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 goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby—and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.

Dublin is a city of slums and tenements, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him—or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart?

A Dublin Student Doctor is a moving, deeply human story that will touch longtime fans of the Irish Country Books series as well as readers who are meeting Doctor Fingal O'Reilly for the very first time.

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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

Praise for A Dublin Student Doctor

“Taylor…is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word.” —Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl

“The cozy village of Ballybucklebo and its eccentric inhabitants make the holidays bright.” —Library Journal on An Irish Country Christmas

“Full of stories and vivid characters, [An Irish Country Village] recalls a good night in a pub. Good, light entertainment.” —Booklist

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In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of A DUBLIN STUDENT DOCTOR . The latest of Taylor's Irish Country Doctor series, this time a prequel depicting protagonist Fingal O'Reilly's med-student days. - Kirkus Reviews

Patrick Taylor, read by John Keating

Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, beginning with An Irish Country Doctor. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for over thirty years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

John Keating's narrations--including read Eoin Colfer's Airman and Avi's The Traitors' Gate--have earned Earphone Awards and an Audie nomination. He has performed with the Irish Repertory Theater, the Irish Arts Center, and the Independent Shakespeare Company. Keating also appears in the HBO mini-series John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.

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