Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books) Hardcover – October 15, 2013
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
“The novel is charming, full of Irish wit and wisdom and, of course, all the village characters we've come to love. For those just discovering the Irish doctor, this book can stand on its own, but it will leave the reader wanting more.” ―Booklist on Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor
“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 colorful Ulster invectives.” ―Chicago Sun-Times
“Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time.” ―The Globe and Mail
- Publisher : Forge Books; First edition (October 15, 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0765335247
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765335241
- Item Weight : 1.37 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.43 x 1.45 x 9.32 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #679,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I think I was as torn as O'Reilly about which young doctor was going to stay, Barry or Jenny. I've really grown to like Jenny in these last couple of books. And Barry had started to grow whiny.
As usual, a celebration with the whole town closes the book and things work out in a satisfactory way for all involved. I definitely enjoyed my visit to Ballybucklebo.
Dr. Patrick Taylor's chronicles of life in a small Irish village is rich with unforgettable characters. The main character is an older, experienced family practice doctor who hides his true heart of gold beneath a gruff exterior. A young intern is part of his practice and the interaction between the two is priceless.
His housekeeper/cook, "Kinky" is a finely drawn character that you look forward to seeing again and again in the series. She is well known for her fine cooking and some recipes are included in the back of the book.
The medical practices of the time of the stories, the thirties and forties, is extremely interesting. You read of all the challenges they faced and how they gave good patient care without the advanced medicines of today but were dedicated to their patients.
The very first book I read of this series made me want to visit the characters of the little village and see what they were doing. I checked frequently to see if Dr. Taylor had written a new book and when he had, immediately ordered it!
He has an engaging style of writing that makes you want to read more. That is my hallmark for an author, if I want to continue to read his future works and that is definitely true for Dr. Patrick Taylor.
The dual timelines don't come together well, especially in the first half of the book. Sorry Patrick, I'm a fan but this appears to be something foreign to the rest of the series.
As with the other books of the series, it focuses on the positives of this small community.
Top reviews from other countries
I live in a rural area of Northern Ireland and know a surgery very similar to Dr. Fingal O'Reilley's so can relate to all the
characters and events.
I cant wait to find out if Barry Laverty married the local schoolteacher and I guess I must have missed the book which
relates how Fingal met Kitty after all those years and how their relationship was rekindled. If you know which books cover these happenings, I would be so grateful if you would let me know as I would really love to purchase them.Perhaps you would let me have a list of the order in whish I should read all Patrick's books. I would be so very grateful
Hilarious as usual while providing an accurate history of the times which is well known to those of us who lived through them
Roll.on the next book in the series !
The whole concept of life in a small village based around a doctors practice is great.
I have read all these books and look forward to reading more.
I would recommend these books anyone who enjoys a mixture of Serious/Amusing stories