An Irish country village: a novel
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 Ireland community of Ballybucklebo, where there's always something brewing beneath the village's deceptively sleepy surface.
Young Doctor Barry Laverty has only just begun his assistantship under his eccentric mentor, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, but he already feels right at home in Ballybucklebo. When the sudden death of a patient casts a cloud over Barry's reputation, his chances of establishing himself in the village are endangered, especially since the grieving widow is threatening a lawsuit.
While he anxiously waits for the postmortem results that he prays will exonerate him, Barry must regain the trust of the gossipy Ulster village, one patient at a time. From a put-upon shop girl with a mysterious rash to the troubled pregnancy of a winsome young lass who's not quite married yet, Ballybucklebo provides plenty of cases to keep the two country G.P.s busy.
Not all their challenges are medical in nature. When a greedy developer sets his sights on the very heart of the community, the village pub, it's up to the doctors to save the Black Swan (affectionately known to the locals as the "Mucky Duck") from being turned into an overpriced tourist trap. After all, the good citizens of Ballybucklebo need some place to drink to each other's health. . . .
Whether you've visited in the past, or are discovering Ballybucklebo for the first time, An Irish Country Village is an ideal location for anyone looking for wit, warmth, and just a touch of blarney.
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|Grouping Author||taylor patrick|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-20 22:48:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-20 01:26:17AM|
|author||Taylor, Patrick, 1941-|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Large Print, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Large Print, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid, and O'Reilly's pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty's excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and O'Reilly must work to resolve the question of Barry's responsibility for the death. They also have to figure out how to save the four-hundred-year-old village pub. Plans are afoot to not renew the hundred-year lease and instead transform the old pub into a sparkling new tourist trap. To make matters even worse, Patricia Spence, the love of Barry's life, announces she is trying to win a scholarship to distant Cambridge University, all the way in England...Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000299023|Book|Books|1st hardcover ed.|English|Forge Books,|2008.|431 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000304559|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2008.|648 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000304746|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio ;|p2008.|11 sound discs (13 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:c5bf5879-adfd-408d-a02b-ca4a3beb56bc|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2008||
|series||Irish Country books|
|series_with_volume||Irish Country books|2|
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Country life -- Northern Ireland -- Fiction, Large type books, Northern Ireland -- Fiction, Physicians -- Fiction|
|title_display||An Irish country village|
|title_full||An Irish Country Village Irish Country Series, Book 2, An Irish country village / Patrick Taylor, An Irish country village [sound recording] : a novel / by Patrick Taylor, An Irish country village [text (large print)] / by Patrick Taylor|
|title_short||An Irish country village|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Country life, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Physicians|