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The Wily O'Reilly

(2014)
(Book 9.5 in the Irish Country series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most listeners' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's best-selling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early '60s.

Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories. In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series...and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time. An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life.

Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!

Genre: General Fiction

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February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7653-3838-6 / 978-0-7653-3838-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 1-4104-6648-5 / 978-1-4104-6648-8 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 0-7653-3839-4 / 978-0-7653-3839-6 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
ISBN: 1-4272-3545-7 / 978-1-4272-3545-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Title: The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (Irish Country Books Book 10)
Author(s): Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Forge Books
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