This is James Herriot for humans. Evocative of an earlier, innocent time, this simple, entertaining, moving story draws us into The life of a small Irish village. Set in a general medical practice in The eccentric Ulster village of Ballybucklebo in 1964, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is a fifty-six-year-old, unmarried country doctor, who runs his office along unorthodox lines. O'Reilly is joined by a wet-behind-the-ears, medical graduate, Dr. Barry Laverty, who is unsure of where his future lies. The reader will meet The eccentric village inhabitants, including Arthur Guinness, O'Reilly's alcoholic black Labrador, and Maggie MacCorkle, who suffers from headaches centered two inches above her head. Taylor captures The charm, wit and ribald humor of The Irish countryside and its people. It is a heartwarming start to a multi-volume cycle set in The sometimes sleepy hamlet of Ballybucklebo.
Canadian fiction -- Irish authors.
Country life -- Northern Ireland -- Fiction.
Laverty, Barry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Northern Ireland -- Fiction.
O'Reilly, Fingal Flahertie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Physicians -- Fiction.
Villages -- Ireland -- Fiction.