Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of theIrish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for 31 years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly is a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. In his new novel, 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.