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Taylor, Patrick - Irish Country Christmas (1st HB)

TITLE: Irish Country Series 3 An Irish Country Christmas: A Novel
 
Patrick Taylor
Author of the New York Times Bestseller An Irish Country Doctor
 
AUTHOR:
 
Patrick Taylor
Irish Male Author
 
JACKET ART BY: Gregory Manchess
 
MAPS BY: Dan Forth
 
SEASONAL ASSOCIATION: Christmas
 
ISBN:
 
ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-2070-4
ISBN-10: 0-7653-2070-3
 
PUBLISHER: A Forge Book Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC New York
 
DATE: November 2008
 
EDITION:
 
Hardcover With Dust Jacket
1st Edition 1st Printing
0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 
COPYRIGHT: 2008 by Patrick Taylor
 
# OF PAGES: 495
 
DIMENSIONS: 16.6 cm (W) x 24.1 cm (H) x 4 cm (D)
 
WEIGHT: 750 g
 
CONDITION:
 
BOOK: Fine
 
Remainder Mark
Corners, Spine Bumped
Light Shelf Rub to Boards
 
DUST JACKET: Very Good
 
Lightly Creased
Lightly Chipped
In Archival Quality Jacket Cover
 
SERIES: 3rd in series
 
SYNOPSIS:
 
A heartwarming tale of yuletide merriment by the New York Times bestselling author of An Irish Country Doctor and An Irish Country Village
 
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…
 
Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. His first novel, An Irish Country Doctor, is based on journals he kept of his early days as a doctor in rural Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished doctor, medical researcher, off-shore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He divides his time between Canada and Ireland.
 
REVIEWS:
 
"At last! Here is an authentic Northern Ireland voice. A full cupboard of delightful characters, both human and animal, enriches every page. Quirky, funny, and deeply moving by turns, Taylor's writing perfectly captures the language and character of Ulster in times gone by. I promise you will enjoy this book immensely. I did."—Morgan Llywelyn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Prince of Ireland, on An Irish Country Doctor
 
"Patrick Taylor, M.D., is a man of words and a healing physician, too… Written with compassion and hilarity about a community whose inhabitants are as wonderful and loony as any on earth. A grand read from a grand man."—Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming, on An Irish Country Doctor
 
"Full of stories and vivid characters, [An Irish Country Village] recalls a good night in a pub. Good, light entertainment."—Booklist
 
"With an unerring eye for detail, the talents of a natural storyteller, and the ability to pepper his anecdotes with large doses of wit and humor, Patrick Taylor has written a delightful novel."—Calgary Herald on An Irish Country Doctor
 
"Wraps you in the sensations of a vanished time and place."—The Vancouver Sun on An Irish Country Doctor

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