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An Irish Country Girl

An Irish Country Girl Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 1429951362
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 320
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The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country Doctor Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Some forty-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922. . . . As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo---and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become. An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor, a true Irish storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



An Irish Country Courtship

An Irish Country Courtship Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 1429960612
Release 2010-09-28
Pages 464
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Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town's diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors? After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. As much as Barry enjoys the rough and tumble of life in County Down, is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life? Barry's mentor, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, is going through some personal upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's finally allowed a new woman into his life. But this budding courtship is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' redoubtable housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame. Tact, diplomacy, and a fair amount of blarney may be required to restore peace to the household. Meanwhile, life goes on in Ballybucklebo, presenting both doctors with plenty of distractions from their own troubles. From a mysterious outbreak at the local school to a complicated swindle involving an unlucky racehorse, the two partners will need all of their combined wit and compassion to put things right again--just in time for their lives to change forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Irish Country Christmas An

Irish Country Christmas  An Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 1429967412
Release 2008-10-28
Pages 496
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Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland. Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, as well as the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors' worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory support three hungry doctors? Barry has his doubts. But the wintry days and nights are not without a few tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies' Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



An Irish Country Doctor

An Irish Country Doctor Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 1429920629
Release 2007-02-06
Pages 352
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Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, 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, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing 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 colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of 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. An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



A Dublin Student Doctor

A Dublin Student Doctor Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 9781429995191
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 496
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Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby—and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan. Dublin is a city of slums and tenements, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him—or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart? A Dublin Student Doctor is a moving, deeply human story that will touch longtime fans as well as readers who are meeting Doctor Fingal O'Reilly for the very first time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



The Country Girls

The Country Girls Author Edna O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781780228013
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 240
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A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the first volume It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend Baba are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world; of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin - where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.



An Irish Country Collection

An Irish Country Collection Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 9781466854307
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 2992
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Thousands of readers have discovered the warmth and humour of Patrick Taylor's Irish Country novels. From the moment young Doctor Laverty first came to the village of Ballybucklebo and met its larger-than-life general practitioner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, readers have enjoyed all the ups and downs of the two doctors, their housekeeper, Mrs. Kincaid, and the unique characters that inhabit the Ulster village. Often appearing on the New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestseller lists, these novels never cease to entertain and enlighten. An Irish Country Collection contains the full text of the first seven Irish Country novels plus a sample of Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor, book eight in the series! An Irish Country Doctor Barry Laverty, M.B, arrives in the Ulster village of Ballybucklebo and encounters Dr. O'Reilly's unorthodox style of medicine and life. An Irish Country Village After a patient unexpectedly dies, Dr. Laverty's future as a physician in thrown in jeopardy. An Irish Country Christmas Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen. . . . An Irish Country Girl Mrs. Kincaid, the doctors' housekeeper has been a fixture in Ballybucklebo for decades. But before she settled in Ulster she had her own adventures in County Cork. An Irish Country Courtship After mourning his late wife for decades, is Dr. O'Reilly ready to let a new flame into his life? A Dublin Student Doctor In the 1930s, young Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart? An Irish Country Wedding Love is in the air in Ballybucklebo, and there's a wedding to be planned, but will crises both large and small spoil the happy day? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Country Girl

Country Girl Author Edna O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780571270941
Release 2012-09-24
Pages 352
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I thought of life's many bounties, to have known the extremities of joy and sorrow, love, crossed love and unrequited love, success and failure, fame and slaughter, to have read in the newspapers that as a writer I was past my sell-by date, yet regardless, to go on writing and reading, to be lucky enough to live in these two intensities that have buttressed my whole life. Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O'Brien has created a body of work which bears comparison with the very best writers of the twentieth century. In Country Girl we come face to face with literary life of high drama and contemplation. And along the way there are encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars and literary titans -- all of whom lend this life, so gorgeously, sometimes painfully remembered here, a terrible poignancy. In prose which sparkles with the effortless gifts of a master in her ninth decade, Edna O'Brien has recast her life with the imaginitive insight of a poet. It is a book of unfathomable depths and honesty.



The Country Girls Trilogy

The Country Girls Trilogy Author Edna O'Brien
ISBN-10 0571330533
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 704
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The Country Girls and its sequels, The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss, changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s and inspired generation after generation of readers and writers. The passion, artistry and courage of Edna O'Brien's vision in these three novels continue to resonate into the twenty-first century - and they are collected here with a new introduction from Eimear McBride.



The Country Girls Three Novels and an Epilogue

The Country Girls  Three Novels and an Epilogue Author Edna O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780374718022
Release 2017-11-14
Pages 544
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A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBride The country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon "girls" of every era. The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of women’s lives, from the high spirits of youth to the chill of middle age, from hope to despair, in remarkable prose swinging from blunt and brutal to whimsical and lyrical. It is a saga both painful and hilarious, and remains one of the major accomplishments of Edna O’Brien’s extraordinary career. This omnibus edition includes the novels The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, and Girls in Their Married Bliss.



Europe Since 1945

Europe Since 1945 Author Bernard A. Cook
ISBN-10 0815340583
Release 2001
Pages 1464
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Employing 286 scholars, this two volume encyclopedia contains entries on post-World War II European political history and groups, significant events and persons, the economy, religion, education, the arts, women's issues, writers, and more.



Girl With Green Eyes

Girl With Green Eyes Author Edna O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781780228020
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 256
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A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the second volume From eccentric Joanna's boarding house, predatory Baba roams Dublin looking for men to give her a good time - and dragging with her a reluctant Cait, worrying about her figure and wanting to talk about books. Then she meets dark, long-faced Eugene Gaillard, a film director, and for a while Cait's romantic dreams seem to be fulfilled. But Eugene Gaillard is a Protestant divorcé, and when Cait's drunkard father gets to hear of it, he summons a lynch mob¿ Steering expertly between high romance, outright farce and the blend of them that is reality, Girl with Green Eyes is an original and joyful story of the gateway to adulthood.



The Wily O Reilly Irish Country Stories

The Wily O Reilly  Irish Country Stories Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 0765338394
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 336
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Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early sixties. Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories. In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series . . . and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time. An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life. Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!



Wild Colonial Girl

Wild Colonial Girl Author Lisa Colletta
ISBN-10 0299216330
Release 2006-08-15
Pages 186
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Since the 1960 publication of her first novel, The Country Girls, award-winning Irish writer Edna O'Brien has been both celebrated and maligned. Praised for her lyrical prose and vivid female characters and attacked for her frank treatment of sexuality and alleged sensationalism, O'Brien and her work seem always to spawn controversy, including the past banning in Ireland of several of her works. O'Brien's attention to "women's" concerns such as sex, romance, marriage, and childbirth has often relegated her to critical neglect at best and, at worst, outright contempt. This essay collection promises to be a long overdue critical reevaluation and exciting rediscovery of her oeuvre. Wild Colonial Girl situates O'Brien in Irish contexts that allow for an appraisal of her significant contribution to a specifically Irish women's literary tradition while attesting to the potency of writing against patriarchal conventions. Each chapter's clear and detailed readings of O'Brien's fiction build a convincing case for her literary, political, and cultural importance, providing an invaluable critical guide for an enriched appreciation of O'Brien and her work.



Just Between Us

Just Between Us Author Cathy Kelly
ISBN-10 9780743490269
Release 2006-01-03
Pages 530
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From the best-selling author of Best of Friends comes an uplifting novel about how four very different women--matriarch Rose and her three daughters, Stella, Holly, and Tara--cope with the complexities of their lives, relationships, careers, and families to find fulfilment. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.



Irish Thoroughbred

Irish Thoroughbred Author Nora Roberts
ISBN-10 9781405523516
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 288
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AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME 'Come to America. Your home is with me now.' For lonely but spirited orphan Adelia 'Dee' Cunnane, her uncle's invitation is a dream come true. And so she leaves her home in Ireland to work for him in Maryland, at one of the most respected stables in the country. Starting as a groomer puts Dee in constant contact with the horses she loves -but it also brings her up close and personal with Travis Grant, the stable's proud but handsome owner. And as the lush Maryland horse country begins to work its charms on Dee, so does Travis, pulling her into a turbulent passion with unexpected consequences... Irish Thoroughbred can be enjoyed as a gripping standalone. It is also the first in the Irish Legacy trilogy, which continues with Irish Rose and Irish Rebel. Includes a preview for Irish Rose.



An Irish Country Village

An Irish Country Village Author Patrick Taylor
ISBN-10 0765320231
Release 2009-02-03
Pages 432
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Delighted to be offered a permanent position with crusty Dr. O'Reilly, Dr. Barry Laverty confronts a crisis when his reputation is threatened by the unexpected death of one of his patients.