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An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
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Jan 06, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

This is a very light book which was perfect to read while visiting family members over the break. If it hadn't been quite so light I would have given it five stars. A little more heft to the material would have been welcome. That said, I look forward to reading other books by this author, as his style is engaging, the characters have great personalities and the medical situations are realistically humorous and quirky. There are some sad situations, but they are treated with a light touch. This book is about a young doctor in rural Ireland in the 1960's, who moves to a small town named Ballybucklebo (love the name...my relatives are from Ballyshannon, also in County Donegal) to assist an older GP. It is reminiscent of James Herriott's books. I recommend this for a time when you don't want to think or feel too hard, but want to be engaged with some lovable and quirky characters.
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