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 Cottage

    • An Irish Country Novel, Book 13
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The New Year brings challenges and changes to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. The Christmas holidays have barely passed before a fire engulfs the humble thatched cottage housing of Donal Donnally and his family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming, whimsical and lovely

    • By Bonnie on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • An Irish Country Doctor

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,209

    An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Book

    • By Sara on 10-24-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Home Is the Sailor

    • An Irish Country Doctor Story
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    Fans of Patrick Taylor’s best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too short!

    • By Jane E. Lewandowski on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $1.88

    • 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 947
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    Welcome back to the Village of Ballybucklebo, magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Love This Series

    • By Sara on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 214
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • An Irish Country Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it!

    • By Connie on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • An Irish Country Christmas

    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731

    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

    Regular price: $35.93

    • An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

    • An Irish Country Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By Michael on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor

    • An Irish Country Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    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
    • Full of Irish wit and Wisdom

    • By Jean on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • An Irish Country Practice

    • An Irish Country Novel
    • By: Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    Regular price: $31.49

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