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Taylor, Patrick 1941-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 25,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Christmas stories  Medical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.T36, 813.54
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Publications about Patrick Taylor
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Most widely held works by Patrick Taylor
An Irish country doctor by Patrick Taylor( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,610 libraries worldwide
A recent medical school graduate, Barry Laverty is delighted by the opportunity to join a small rural practice in the beautiful hills of Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his superior, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, a cantankerous older physician who has his own way of doing things
An Irish country village by Patrick Taylor( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,305 libraries worldwide
Delighted to be offered a permanent position with crusty Dr. O'Reilly, Dr. Barry Laverty confronts a crisis when his reputation is threatened by the unexpected death of one of his patients
An Irish country Christmas : a novel by Patrick Taylor( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,063 libraries worldwide
Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland. Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, as well as the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors' worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory support three hungry doctors? Barry has his doubts. But the wintry days and nights are not without a few tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies' Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen.--Publisher description (http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0837/2008033808-d.html viewed Dec. 8, 2008)
An Irish country girl by Patrick Taylor( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 1,971 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing faries, spirits, and the dreaded banshee
An Irish country courtship by Patrick Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,783 libraries worldwide
In the small Irish village where he hopes to become a full partner in the local medical practice, Barry Laverty questions his ambitions in the face of a romantic reversal, while housekeeper Kinky Kincaid dreads the loss of her status to Dr. O'Reilly's new paramour
An Irish country wedding by Patrick Taylor( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 1,670 libraries worldwide
Resolving to handle his usual round of eccentric patients before marrying his sweetheart, Dr. O'Reilly helps clear the name of a pigeon-hunting cat and encourages a promising student while his assistant, Barry, considers a romance with a politically outspoken teacher
A Dublin student doctor by Patrick Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan
An Irish doctor in peace and at war by Patrick Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 1,386 libraries worldwide
Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS "Warspite," a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O'Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought's crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties brought aboard. Life in Ballybuckebo is a far cry from the strife of war, but over two decades later O'Reilly and his younger colleagues still have plenty of challenges: an outbreak of German measles, the odd tropical disease, a hard-fought pie-baking contest, and a local man whose mule-headed adherence to tradition is standing in the way of his son's future. Now older and wiser, O'Reilly has prescriptions for whatever ails ... until a secret from the past threatens to unravel his own peace of mind. Shifting deftly between two very different eras, Patrick Taylor's latest Irish Country novel reveals more about O'Reilly's tumultuous past, even as Ballybucklebo faces the future in its own singular fashion
Fingal O'Reilly : Irish doctor by Patrick Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
"Fans of Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races. The everyday complications of village life are very different from the challenges Fingal faced nearly thirty years earlier, when fresh out of medical school, the young Dr. O'Reilly accepts a post at the Aungier Street Dispensary, tending to the impoverished denizens of Dublin's tenement slums. Yet even as he tries to make a difference, Fingal's tireless devotion to his patients may cost him his own true love ... Shifting back and forth between the present and the past, Patrick Taylor's captivating new novel brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire"--
The Wily O'Reilly : Irish Country Stories by Patrick Taylor( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
"Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling 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 sixties. 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!"--
An Irish doctor in love and at sea by Patrick Taylor( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
"Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-lieutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II. Fingal just wants to marry his beloved Deirdre and live happily ever after. First he must hone his skills at a British naval hospital before reporting back to the HMS Warspite, where, as a ship's doctor, he faces danger upon the high seas. With German bombers a constant threat, the future has never been more uncertain, but Fingal and Deirdre are determined to make a life together . . . no matter what may lie ahead. Decades later, the war is long over, and O'Reilly is content to mend the bodies and souls of his patients in Ballybucklebo, but there are still changes and challenges aplenty. A difficult pregnancy, as well as an old colleague badly in denial concerning his own serious medical condition, tests O'Reilly and his young partner, Barry Laverty. But even with all that occupies him in the present, can O'Reilly ever truly let go of the ghosts from his past? Shifting effortlessly between two singular eras, bestselling author Patrick Taylor continues the story of O'Reilly's wartime experiences, while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of Ballybucklebo to life once more"--
An Irish country village by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Delighted to be offered a permanent position with crusty Dr. O'Reilly, Dr. Barry Lavery confronts a crisis when his reputation is threatened by the unexpected death of one of his patients
An Irish country wedding by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Love is in the air in the colorful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O'Hallorhan. There's a wedding to be planned, but before O'Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients and crises both large and small
An Irish country girl a novel by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Kinky Kincaid is a familiar and trusted icon to the residents of Ballybucklebo, but that hasn't always been the case. Here Taylor explores her origins as Maureen O'Hanlon, an Irish country girl with the gift (or curse) of the sight
An Irish country doctor [a novel] by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Barry Laverty, a recent medical school graduate, jumps at the chance to join a rural practice in Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his boss Dr. O'Reilly, a difficult older physician with his own way of doing things
An Irish country courtship by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
In the past few months, Doctor Barry Laverty has been settling down in Ballybucklebo. However, when a new development in his personal life gives him an alternative opportunity, Barry begins to contemplate his future in the small village. Meanwhile, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is finally overcoming the loss of his wife. However, his new fling threatens to unravel his working relationship with his housekeeper, Kinky Kincaid
Pray for us sinners by Patrick Taylor( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Belfast, 1974. Two Ulstermen, two sides. On one, British Army bomb-disposal officer Marcus Richardson; on the other, Davy MacCutcheon, Provisional IRA armourer who has been constructing bombs since his teens. After he is nearly killed by a car bomb, Marcus accepts an undercover mission to infiltrate the Falls Road ghetto, join the Provisional IRA, and expose their bomb-maker. When Davy sees his devices used to maim and kill innocent people rather than military targets, the bomb-maker begins to question what he's doing. His request to be discharged is countered by an order that he go on one last mission. The paths of the two men cross in an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of a plot to kill the British Prime Minister.--From publisher description
An Irish country Christmas a novel by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Dr. Barry Laverty is counting the minutes until his first Christmas in the snug community of Ballybucklebo. His spirits begin to dwindle when his girlfriend Patricia may not be able to join him for the holiday tidings. A new fast-talking doctor arrives in town with the hopes of stealing business away from Dr. Laverty's medical practice, and threatens the well-being of the citizens with his phony tactics
Now and in the hour of our death by Patrick Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"Nine years ago, the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland tore apart two young lovers ... Now, in 1983, Davy McCutcheon and Fiona Kavanagh find themselves worlds apart. Davy, once a bomb-maker for the Provisional IRA, is serving a twenty-five-year sentence in a British prison. Having seen enough of death and violence, he wants nothing more to do with the struggle that cost him his freedom and his love. But old loyalties die hard and, despite himself, Davy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy on behalf of his fellow Provos. Meanwhile, Fiona has forged a new life for herself in Vancouver, British Columbia, far away from the war-torn streets of Belfast"--Amazon.com
A Dublin student doctor an Irish country novel by Patrick Taylor( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to play rugby, and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan
 
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Patrick Taylor (author) Canadees romanschrijver
Patrick Taylor Short, rotund, grey-haired, blue eyed, Ulster brogue
Taylor, Patrick
Taylor, Patrick James 1941-
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English (252)
Czech (6)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
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