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A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books #6)

A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books #6)

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Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Forge Books
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The beloved Irish Country series continues in A Dublin Student Doctor, a moving, deeply human story from New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor.

Doctor Fingal O'Reilly, the quarrelsome general practitioner of the small village of Ballybucklebo, wasn’t always the man he is today. Beloved author Patrick 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 wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly arrives in Dublin to study medicine. The hours he dedicates to Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital are long and arduous, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby—and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.

Dublin is a harsh city, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him—or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his own heart?

About the Author

Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.