Book Review: An Irish Country Doctor 4/5 *

An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor reminds me of the James Herriot book All Creatures Great and Small.  This book takes place in rural Northern Ireland just after World War II, In the little village of Ballybucklebo.  A young inexperienced doctor comes to the village and takes a position as assistant to an established General Practitioner.  Of course the folks in this village are as quirky as the village name.  The experienced Doctor has one nut case after another.  He has various mechanisms to deal with his customers.  Lots of laughs, charming anecdotes, and Irish customs.  Lots of tea.  The book is relatively short and a quick read.  It includes a hardly needed glossary in the back of Irish vocabulary for those unused to using context clues.  Very enjoyable.

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