An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
From the back cover:
"Barry Laverty, MD can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets
out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.
At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician has his own way of doing things...Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters..."
I read this book and the first thing that came to mind were the books by James Herriot,
one being All Creatures Great and Small. True, All Creatures... is about the life of a veterinarian in Scotland however An Irish Country Doctor is filled with just as many loony characters and amazing charm as the James Harriot's books.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The human characters are delightful and the animal characters enrich the story
tenfold. Patrick Taylor uses figurative language beautifully and the reader is quickly able to capture in their mind the rich country of Northern Ireland. I most definitely want to read more literature by this doctor turned author. This book is available from www.amazon.com by going to this web address: goo.gl/6t5Bm. I'm sure betterworldbooks.com has this
book available for purchase but at the time I published this review I was unable to load their website.