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Subject: An Irish Country Doctor
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I'm not sure if this belongs here or maybe on the Historical Fiction forum but I thought I'd start here. Is anyone familiar with this book by Patrick Taylor? What did you think of it?
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 4:56 PM ET
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I've not read it.  It sounds good, though.

Subject: book
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 9:48 PM ET
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Lee anne

 Sounds like a book i would like to read !!!

Subject: Patrick Taylor
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 7:09 PM ET
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    Le Anne ,

     No I have not read that book yet , sounds like it would be good . I will have to check that out .

 

                                 Dolores H.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 9:29 PM ET
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I saw it at Target and was going to buy it (this was before PBS).  Now it's on my reminder list.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:43 PM ET
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I enjoyed it alot, but I'm partial to Irish books. 

Subject: book
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 11:17 PM ET
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 Lee Anne,

  No I have not heard of that book , but sounds like it would be a good read.

                                       Dolores H.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 10:39 AM ET
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I have the book but haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 11:28 AM ET
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Wow.  I posted this thread such a long time ago that I'd forgotten about it.  I did buy the book as well as the second one, An Irish Country Village, but they are languishing in my "pile".

I too, like novels set in Ireland so I should probably dust these off and give them a read!

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 7:06 PM ET
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I have read it and really enjoyed it!  The characters were very endearing and the story moved quickly.  I have an Irish Country Village on my wishlist - I am looking forward to getting and reading it!

Date Posted: 3/21/2009 11:41 PM ET
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After reading this thread I went to the library and picked it up. What a great find. Thanks for sharing.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 9:27 AM ET
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I read An Irish Country Doctor a few weeks ago and just yesterday picked up An Irish Country Village from the library.  I liked the first one a lot--it reminded me very much of the James Herriot series All Things Bright and Beautiful, etc, that I enjoyed years ago. 

Subject: Did Someone Say James Herriot?
Date Posted: 4/5/2009 5:06 PM ET
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One my most favorite books of all time is All Things Great and Small by James Herriot.

I remember my mother read these back in the 70s, so a couple years ago I purchased All Things... and loved it. I had to get the second book right away. Even paid full price for a MMPB. I hate paying full price and I hate MMPBs, but this was James Herriot. Another surprise is that  I picked up so much vocabulary from the series.

So now I'll have to go check out Irish Country Doctor. I love books set in Ireland.

Thanks for the recommendation, ladies

 

Date Posted: 4/5/2009 9:39 PM ET
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There is also "An Irish Country Christmas" that is part of this series.  I love the James Herriot books, so I'm looking forward to reading all 3 of these by Patrick Taylor.