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Patrick Taylor Books In Order

Publication Order of Irish Country Books

An Irish Country Doctor (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Village (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Christmas (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Girl (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Courtship (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dublin Student Doctor (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Wedding (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fingal O'Reilly: Irish Doctor (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home is the Sailor (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Doctor in Peace and At War (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Irish Country Love Story (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Irish Country Books

A Dublin Student Doctor is a prequel to the novel An Irish Country Christmas.

Publication Order of Irish Country Collections

The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pray For Us Sinners (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apprenticeship of Dr. Laverty (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now and In the Hour of Our Death (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Only Wounded: Ulster Stories (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Patrick Taylor is one of the noteworthy Irish-Canadian authors who has written a number of books on medical fiction and world literature. Most of the books written by Patrick are based on the Humor, Fiction, and Literature & Fiction genres. Before becoming a novelist, Patrick studied medicine in one of the medical colleges of North Ireland. After the completion of his studies, he moved to Canada in order to work on the research studies of human infertility. His medical career has helped him to receive a total of 3 lifetime achievement awards, all related to his excellent research materials. Almost all the novels written by author Patrick are set in Northern Ireland. Also, most of them have been able to become a bestseller all over Canada. As of today, he is well known as a retired researcher of medical studies, a bestselling author, and a professor at the British Columbia University.

Patrick was born in the year 1941 in Bangor, Northern Ireland and lived there until moving to Canada to work as a medical researcher. He completed his studies and medicine practice from Belfast and the rural Ulster, before migrating to Canada in the year 1970 for working on the research process in the field of infertility in humans. Patrick stayed and worked in Canada for a period of 31 years. Between the years 1987 and 1989, he used to work at the Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic. He used to work there alongside the 2010 Nobel Laureate named Sir Robert Edwards. In the meantime, Patrick Taylor began using his research works in his literary novels extensively and received immense success in his efforts. The list of lifetime achievement awards won by author Patrick includes an Award of Excellence in the field of Reproductive Medicine of the Andrology and Fertility Society of Canada. Throughout his career, Patrick has contributed with more than 170 academic papers and a total of 6 textbooks. He has even served as the chief editor of the Canadian Gynaecology and Obstetrics Journal.

Apart from all these, Patrick has also written a few columns on medical humor in different newspapers. In addition to that, he has served as a book reviewer for one of the medical humor journals. As far as the literary career of author Patrick is concerned, he has been able to publish over a dozen written works of his creative writing, all of which have been set in Northern Ireland. Many of the written works of author Patrick have featured in the bestseller lists of a number of literary magazines such as the USA Today, the New York Times, and the Publishers’ Weekly. He has also published a collection of his humor columns, which he shared with TF Baskett. Patrick began his writing career in the year 1997 when he wrote and published a collection of short stories. The first novel written by him was published in the year 2000 and since then, he has been contributing with creative writing works each and every year. As of today, Patrick is enjoying is retired life after years of hard work in the research field of medicine and utilizes most of his free time in writing novels. Author Patrick is currently staying in his beloved house located in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The successful novel series written by author Patrick Taylor is titled as ‘Irish Country’ series. This series consists of a total of 11 books published between the years 2004 and 2015. All the novels of the series feature the main character named Barry Laverty as a young doctor living in Northern Ireland. In the beginning of the series, the author has depicted how Barry Laverty faces a lot of difficulties while practicing as a new assistant in a small rural village. The first novel of the Irish Country series was published under the title ‘An Irish Country Doctor’. It was released by the Forge Books publishing house in the year 2004. The plot of this novel is set in Ireland and revolves around the lives of the main characters Dr. Barry Laverty and Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Barry Laverty is introduced as recently obtaining his M.B. Degree and setting out to find an employment opportunity in the village of Ballybucklebo. He finds it very difficult to locate the village on the map and resides in the emerald hills of Northern Ireland. He appears to be a proud owner of his new medical degree and a little bit of other worldly possessions.

When he sees an employment opportunity as an assistant, he quickly jumps onto it in order to secure begin his medicine practice in the small rural area. Finally, he gets the chance to meet Dr. Flahertie O’Reilly and work as his assistant. Slowly and steadily, Barry comes to know a lot of things about the old physician and very well understands his motto of not letting the patients have an upper hand during their treatment. Dr. O’Reilly seems to have his own typical ways of doing the things at his clinic. Initially, Barry seemed to be a little bit confused and was unable to decide whether Dr. O’Reilly was the biggest charlatan he has seen, or the best teacher that he could hope for. Finally, Barry becomes aware of all the endearing and colorful residents of the village with the help of Dr. O’Reilly. The village of Ballybucklebo makes Barry realize that there are still a lot of things that he has to learn about in his life. Overall, the novel proved to be an engrossing and charming story to captivate the readers. Its success helped author Patrick Taylor to be nominated for the Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction in the year 2005.

The second novel of the series was published in the year 2008 under the title ‘An Irish Country Village’. It was published by the Forge Books publishing house and continued to depict the life of Dr. Barry Laverty in the Ballybucklebo village. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Barry begins to feel the village as his home, while he continues to work as an assistant of Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. However, his intentions of establishing himself get endangered due to a sudden death of one of his patients. Barry loses his reputation in the village and faces the danger of a lawsuit filed against him by the grieving widow. He waits for the postmortem report anxiously and at the same time, tries to regain the trust of the villagers. Soon, he comes across a number of cases of the people of the village, some of which are not medical in nature. But, he shows a lot of determination to solve all the issues one by one, under the guidance of Dr. O’Reilly. Just like the first novel of the series, this novel too became a huge hit among the readers and encouraged author Patrick to write a few more novels in the series.

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