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Title:
The Wily O'Reilly : Irish Country Stories
ISBN:
9780765338389

9780765338396
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Forge Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
335 pages ; 25 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
9.5.
Contents:
Introducing O'Reilly -- The Lazarus manoeuvre -- Galvin's ducks -- Kinky -- Troubles at the table -- Anatomy lesson -- Sunny disposition -- Well said, Sir -- Pregnant silence -- Working as equals -- Murphy's law -- Law of holes -- Men of the cloth (1) -- Men of the cloth (2) -- O'Reilly finds his way -- Powers of observation -- Stress of the moment -- O'Reilly's surprise -- Shock therapy -- Happy as a pig in ... -- Barometer falling -- Flying doctor -- Forty shades of green -- G(h)astly mistake -- Blessed are the meek -- Matter of tact -- Cat's meow -- O'Reilly at the helm -- O'Reilly strikes back -- Word to the wise -- Dog days of winter -- In a pig's ear -- Arthur and the General -- Something happened -- Hell on wheels -- What's in a name? -- Fill'er up -- Curious affair -- Curiouser and curiouser -- Matter of time -- Last laugh -- Easy come, easy go -- Lateral thinking -- Flight of fancy -- Times are a-changing -- Sting -- Pipes of wrath.

Sam Slither -- Matchless experience -- Humble apology -- Patient who broke the rules -- Going to the dogs -- Meeting of the minds -- It's in the can -- Very pleasant evening ... -- 'Tis the season to be jolly -- Just a wee deoch an' dorris -- What's in a name? -- What's in a name? (Part 2) -- Whisky in a jar -- O'Reilly put his foot in it -- O'Reilly's cat -- O'Reilly's dog -- O'Reilly's rival -- Smoking gun -- Ring around the rosies -- Jingle bells -- Home is the sailor.
Summary:
"Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early sixties. Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories. In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series ... and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time. An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life. Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour . These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early sixties.

Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories . In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series . . . and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time.

An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life. Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!


Author Notes

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 is the author of the Irish Country series that began with An Irish Country Doctor . He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.


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Booklist Review

Fans of Taylor's popular Irish Country novels might not know it, but the inimitable Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly first appeared in a series of entertaining columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humor. These gently humorous stories not only introduced the irascible, blasphemous, hard-drinking, rural Ulster GP but also served as the springboard for the ongoing novelization of the village of Ballybucklebo in all its irresistibly eccentric glory. Though brief, each individual story contains a wealth of warmth, wit, and wile. Readers unfamiliar with the good doctor's personal antics and medical adventures will be delighted to make his acquaintance, and old friends will settle in for a comfortable visit.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2010 Booklist