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Publication Order of Irish Country Books

An Irish Country Doctor / The Apprenticeship of Dr. Laverty (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Village (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Christmas (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Girl (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Courtship (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dublin Student Doctor (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Wedding (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Is the Sailor (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Love Story (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Practice (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Cottage (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Family (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Welcome (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Yuletide (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dublin Student Doctor is a prequel to the novel An Irish Country Christmas.

Publication Order of Irish Country Short Story Collections

The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irish Country Cookbook (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Irish Troubles Books

Only Wounded (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pray for Us Sinners (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now and in the Hour of Our Death (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The West Clare Railway (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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18 Responses to “Patrick Taylor”

  1. Robin: 1 month ago

    I’m REALLY going to miss the Irish Country series! I didn’t realize that the Yuletide book was pre several books. I was hoping for more closure after reading An Irish Country Welcome. I feel like my friends are going away.
    Best to Patrick Taylor in his retirement.

  2. Kathleen McCormack Capalbo: 3 months ago

    Dear Doctor Taylor,
    I am an absolute avid reader of different genres of books! I started reading on my own at four years old and haven’t stopped yet! I have now read Two of your Country Doctor books, and in this very difficult time of uncertainty, your books give me comfort that we are still good human beings. Not just good, but better than that sometimes. Thank you so much for making me remember there are many great people out there!

    Kathleen McCormack Capalbo

  3. Glenn Maxwell Clarke: 4 months ago

    I’ve just finished reading, ‘An Irish Country Christmas’ and thoroughly enjoyed the novel. I read this splendid story during the Christmas holidays and it made the Season especially delightful . I can’t wait to read the others in the series. An ‘Irish Country Christmas’ left me feeling both happy and sad; happy to have visited the natives of Ballybucklebo but sad when that visit was over. I’m sure my next ‘Ballybucklebo’ read will be just as uplifting. The characters feel real and their comings and goings, a treat for the mind and a pleasure to the senses. I know you’ll enjoy it.

  4. Nora: 9 months ago

    Will there be more books. I love all the characters. Hope there will be more

  5. Nadine Daugherty: 12 months ago

    I love all of the Irish Country books and Mrs. Kinky’s cookbook!
    I just finished An Irish Country Yuletide.
    Please, tell me there will be more!
    I can’t stand the idea that I won’t learn new things about my frie!nds in Ballybucklebo! More, please, Dr. Taylor!

  6. mts: 1 year ago

    Ta Da! I just finished ‘An Irish Country Yuletide’, which takes us readers back in time to 1965 Ballybucklebo and County Down. Such a bittersweet ending to a delightfully long series.

  7. Mts: 1 year ago

    I have so enjoyed reading almost the complete series over the past 15 months. One more to go and it is ready for me to pick up at my library. The character studies have been delightful and of course now that I am near the end of the series I know every nook and cranny of the personalities. I do appreciate the historical fiction narrative too. My favorite of the series was #4, An Irish Country Girl. The folklore was intriguing! Beannachtaí!

  8. Jim: 1 year ago

    Patrick I’m at 73 I have become totally addicted to your work not only in written form but also in audio. I drive an 8 hour round trip twice a month and the 1st thing on my to do list is to be certain that I have an audiobook of yours. As far as I know I have either read or listened to and in some cases both all but 2 of your works. PLEASE give us more!!!!
    A devoted fan from Tennessee.

  9. Helene Galet: 1 year ago

    Love your books. When is the next one coming out?

  10. Janet: 2 years ago

    I would like to know in which book does it talk about Barry and Sue getting pregnant and her having a baby.


  11. Janet M McLean-Crites: 2 years ago

    I would like to know the name of your book that tells about Sue becoming pregnant or if you have written that book yet. Thank You

  12. Christine Saull: 2 years ago

    I came across Patrick whilst on holiday in Tuscany10 years ago. After reading, I felt I understood each person in the books personally. I started to collect all his books. I now await the next addition.

  13. Bonnie Allen: 2 years ago

    I love these books! I am almost done with the whole series, and I hope you are going to write more–paperback please or hard cover. I want real books.

    • Teresa: 1 year ago

      I just started what I think is the last book in the series – An Irish Country Yuletide. I’ve been addicted to the series.

  14. Birgit Fujer: 3 years ago

    I love reading his books and I’m so glad I found them. I have a question. Is “Tales of the traveller” by him too or is there another author with this name?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Birgit – different Patrick 🙂

  15. Margaret Barr Ellinwood: 3 years ago

    I am so happy to have foundthis information on Patrick Taylor. I can’t wait to go to my library and find his books. I had read two of them and loved them. Now I have the sequence. Being from Scotland with Irish background, I love their humour.

  16. Dolores Parsch: 3 years ago

    I loved reading Patrick Taylor’s books about the local doctors in Ireland, I have introduced my husband to the stories and he too is enjoying them. Thank you for making all the characters so real.


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