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4.0 out of 5 stars A Book To Relish!
"An Irish Country Christmas" is another in Patrick Taylor's series of the adventures of Dr. Fingal O'Reilly, M.D., Irish GP, village Santa Claus and all round eminent person of Ballybucklebo. With him are his assistant doctor, Barry Laverty, his house keeper, Kinky and other good citizens of Balybucklebo. On these pages the reader follows the doctors on house calls,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars a relaxing read
A relaxing read after a tiring day. Sometimes a bit predictable, but nonetheless, the characters are alive and the reader becomes entangled with their dilemmas. The style is not quite as witty and amusing as similar series, eg. by James Herriot, but to be recommended all the same.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Book To Relish!, 6 Dec 2008
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James Gallen (St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
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"An Irish Country Christmas" is another in Patrick Taylor's series of the adventures of Dr. Fingal O'Reilly, M.D., Irish GP, village Santa Claus and all round eminent person of Ballybucklebo. With him are his assistant doctor, Barry Laverty, his house keeper, Kinky and other good citizens of Balybucklebo. On these pages the reader follows the doctors on house calls, office visits and on their errands, both medical and otherwise. Throw in a protagonist, Dr.Fitzgerald, a new quack who threatens their practice and livelihood, and a sweetheart for each one and you have the makings for a real page turner. Dr. O'Reilly has to reconcile his affection for Kitty with the memory of his wife, Deidre, killed in an air raid twenty years before. Dr. Laverty is experiencing the jitters of an uncertain first time venturer in Cupid's realm. I better not give away any more.

This book is a delightful, light read. Chapter by chapter, the reader follows the characters through their entertaining and wholesome daily lives. As readers of my reviews can detect, I tend toward history and biography, generally heavier reading than this book. I enjoyed it thoroughly and, toward the end, had trouble putting it down. Whether you like light reading or are just looking for a lighthearted break, you will relish "An Irish Country Christmas."
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easyreader, 22 May 2009
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Mr. A. Bisson (Guernsey, Channel Islands) - See all my reviews
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This is a series you must not miss, it keeps you smiling all the way through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Irish have a reputation as good story tellers!, 5 Dec 2013
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He wouldn't be the first doctor to turn author.A.J Cronin did likewise.
We know County Down,having lived there and this tale is one of enchantment for us,having experienced the warmth and glow of many good Irish Christmasses
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3.0 out of 5 stars a relaxing read, 14 Dec 2010
A relaxing read after a tiring day. Sometimes a bit predictable, but nonetheless, the characters are alive and the reader becomes entangled with their dilemmas. The style is not quite as witty and amusing as similar series, eg. by James Herriot, but to be recommended all the same.
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