An Irish Country Doctor (aka The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty) (Irish Country, Bk 1)
An Irish Country Doctor - aka The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty - Irish Country, Bk 1 Author:Patrick Taylor Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. — At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. — The older physician has his own way of doin... more »g things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colourful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.
Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But with pluck and compassion, and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life--and love--than he ever imagined back in medical school.
Previously published as The Apprenticeship of Dr. Laverty.« less
I thought that this book was reminiscent of James Herriot's veterinarian books of many years ago. The young doctor in this book is very believable and getting to know the people in this small Irish town is interesting and fun.
Seemed to me almost like a take off of James Herriots' books. Alot of stuff seemed to happen in an incredibly short time. Unfortunately could not get beyond the very bad language. I seriously do not understand why authors feel it is necessary to use this word. Was very disappointed in it.