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An Irish doctor in peace and at war, Patrick Taylor

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An Irish doctor in peace and at war
Title
An Irish doctor in peace and at war
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
Recalls young Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's World War II service aboard the HMS Warspite, and the challenges he faces two decades later tending to the needs of the residents of Ballybucklebo.
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Writing style
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10358399
Cataloging source
BT
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1941-
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Taylor, Patrick
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An Irish country novel
Series volume
0009
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  • Country life
  • Physicians
  • O'Reilly, Fingal Flahertie (Fictitious character)
  • Northern Ireland
Target audience
adult
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an Irish country novel
Label
An Irish doctor in peace and at war, Patrick Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053563972
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780765338365
Other physical details
maps
Label
An Irish doctor in peace and at war, Patrick Taylor
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053563972
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780765338365
Other physical details
maps

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