Patrick Taylor
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Patrick Taylor

Born in 1941, Taylor was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and receieved his medical education in Ulster. He initially practiced in a rural Ulster village akin to Ballybucklebo before taking specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After living in Belfast through the first two years of the recent Irish Troubles (1969-1994) he and his family emigrated to Canada where he pursued a career in medical research and teaching in the field of human infertility. His contributions have been honoured with three lifetime achievement awards including the Lifetime Award of Excellence of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

A talent for the written word, first recognized when he was 16 by his winning the "Campbellian Prize for Literature", led to an outpouring of contributions to the medical literature. His scientific works include 170 papers and six textbooks, one translated from the original French. For ten years, (1991-2001) he was editor-in-chief of the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology journal.

To add leavening to dry, academic prose Taylor has always nurtured his creative side. His monthly medical humour columns which began in 1991, En Passant, Medicine Chest and Taylor's Twist were followed by his appointment as book reviewer to Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour.

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    • An Irish Country Doctor

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sara on 10-24-14

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    • An Irish Country Village

    • By: Patrick Taylor M.D.
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
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    Welcome back to the Village of Ballybucklebo, magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people....

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    • I Love This Series

    • By Sara on 10-29-14

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    • A Dublin Student Doctor

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    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Patrick Taylor’s devoted readers and listeners know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo....

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    • How the series all began!

    • By J. LaCroix on 10-21-11

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    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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    Fans of Taylor's best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jean on 04-15-17

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    • An Irish Country Christmas

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    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Barry Laverty is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart might not be coming home for the holidays....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful christmas listen

    • By Sara on 09-18-13

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    • Home Is the Sailor

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    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
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    • Story
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jane E. Lewandowski on 05-02-16

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    • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

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    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-lLeutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 07-13-17

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    • An Irish Country Love Story

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    It's the winter of 1967, and snow is on the ground in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, but the chilly weather can't stop love from warming hearts all over the county....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming story

    • By Jean on 07-31-17

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    • An Irish Country Wedding

    • Irish Country, Book 7
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
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    Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan....

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    • By Angelyn S. Furst on 10-26-12

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    • An Irish Country Practice

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    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Story
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    Once there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the wait!

    • By Kerry on 10-16-17

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