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An Irish Country Doctor

(2004)
(The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty)
(The first book in the Irish Country series)
A novel by

 
 
Barry Laverty, M.D., 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.At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, 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.An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page-and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: An Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7531-5263-0 / 978-0-7531-5263-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-86322-393-1 / 978-0-86322-393-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mount Eagle Publications Ltd
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7862-9647-X / 978-0-7394-7903-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7653-1623-4 / 978-0-7653-1623-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7531-5264-9 / 978-0-7531-5264-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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August 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7653-6824-2 / 978-0-7653-6824-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-86322-400-8 / 978-0-86322-400-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications Ltd
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January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor, Patrick Taylor M D
ISBN: 0-7653-5529-9 / 978-0-7653-5529-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge books
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7653-1995-0 / 978-0-7653-1995-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7394-8649-7 / 978-0-7394-8649-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor
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September 2000 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Apprenticeship Of Dr. Laverty
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 1-894663-77-2 / 978-1-894663-77-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Insomniac Press
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Audio Editions

June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 1-4272-0704-6 / 978-1-4272-0704-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel (Irish Country Books Book 1)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Forge Books
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