A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Doctor Novel (Irish Country #6)
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 wis
Patrick Taylor enjoys a fervent following of loyal fans for his prolific Irish Country novels so I was intrigued. This, the sixth in the series, is somewhat of a retroactive prequel about Doctor Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly's student days. It was the first of his novels I have read and maybe I realized too late that this was the wrong place to jump on board. My second mistake was buying a book about a student doctor's medical studies written by " ...more
There was a lot here that was interesting, and I like that Patrick Taylor is fleshing out the primary characters in these novels. In the case of O'Reilly, we learn that his father was staunchly opposed to his decision to study to become a doctor - his father was determined that he should study a field that was "wort ...more
The story centres around Fingal O'Reilly, switching back and forth between O'Reilly's medical school days and his present-day life as a doctor. It appears to be a prequel to a series of books about Dr. O'Reilly's medical practice. Perhaps if I'd read the other books in the series, I'd ha ...more
Before World War II the practice of medicine ...more
I really have enjoyed the descriptions of the medical proc ...more
The room brings back many memories for Dr. O'Reilly and as he drifts off ...more
(Actually, I haven’t read ‘Irish Country Girl’, and probably won’t.)
It starts in the present and time warps back some 30 years to explain how Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly defied his learned professor father and delved into his passion of studying medicine. Just as it was fun to meet the wonderful inhabitants of Ballybucklebo, Dr. O’ ...more
A Dublin Student Doctor audiobook is quite unique and I fell in love with this CD set from the start. I found the Irish accents of Patrick Taylor quite extraordinary, even more so as he did the voice-overs for some of the other characters. It did not take me long to settle into the different voices and completely forget Taylor played more than just Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Having a medical background myse ...more
While on an excursion with his sweetheart, Kitty O'Halloran, they come upon a motor cycle accident involving a local chap, Donal. Fingal to the rescue, and as he rides to Dublin in the ambulance, he begins to relive his earlier years and what brought him to medicine, and indeed, general practice.
Fingal's father vehemently opposes the whole idea of his son lowering himself to the practice of medicine and ...more
Patrick Taylor was born and grew up in Ireland and became a doctor there. He now lives in B.C.
This novel features Doctor Fingal O'Reilly. Dr. O'Reilly is driving home from the races in 1965 when he comes across an accident. One of his patients has crashed his motorcycle.
Dr. O'Reilly accompanies him in the ambulan ...more
Fingal has always wanted to be a doctor. His father, a professor, wants him to be an engineer. The elder O'Reilly refuses to fund Fingal's education as a doctor. Fingal joins the Navy for four years to earn and save the money he'll need for med school.
He begins school, finds time for rugby, boxing, and courting. A couple of setbacks during his sen ...more
The only thing that kept me readi ...more
The novel begins and ends in the 1960s, but most of it is set during Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's years as a medical student during the 1930s. Norms of socia ...more
Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one ...more