An Irish Country Doctor
by Patrick Taylor
This is the first book in the Irish Country Doctor series (#6 just came out in 2011). Taylor based this series on the journals he kept while working as a country doctor in Northern Ireland. Think James Herriot but a People Doctor and not a Veterinarian. Barry Laverty accepts a position as an assistant to an older physician who has been the doctor for years in Ballybucklebo in Northern Ireland in the mid-1960's. Barry is thinking of staying as a GP or choosing a specialty. There are your standard eccentric characters who teach the inexperienced young doctor there's more to medicine than book-learning. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the James Herriot books and Jan Karon's Mitford series.] -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in Large Print format.]
[ official Patrick Taylor / Irish Country series web site ]
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