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Home Is the Sailor

Home Is the Sailor

An Irish Country Doctor Story

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Forge Books

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Fans of Patrick Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo.

But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections.

Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a long-time resident, you'll enjoy this fun glimpse into life Patrick Taylor's village of Ballybucklebo.


At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Praise for Home Is the Sailor

“What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor does for Northern Ireland . . . minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments.” —Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Country Wedding

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

“The author laces his heartwarming moments with liberal doses of whiskey and colourful Ulster invectives.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time.” —The Globe and Mail

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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 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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