Patrick Taylor Books

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Patrick Taylor is a bestselling Irish author, physician, and research worker. Hailing from Bangor, Northern Ireland, Taylor, who was born in 1941 pursued his medical studies in Belfast and Ulster. He remained in Ulster for a time, putting his skills to good use. He also added Obstetrics and Gynaecology training to his resume.

Order of Irish Country Series

1An Irish Country Doctor / The Apprenticeship of Dr. Laverty 2004Description / Buy
2An Irish Country Village 2008Description / Buy
3An Irish Country Christmas 2008Description / Buy
4An Irish Country Girl 2009Description / Buy
5An Irish Country Courtship 2010Description / Buy
6A Dublin Student Doctor 2011Description / Buy
7An Irish Country Wedding 2012Description / Buy
8Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor 2013Description / Buy
9Home Is the Sailor (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
10An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War 2014Description / Buy
11An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea 2015Description / Buy
12An Irish Country Love Story 2016Description / Buy
13An Irish Country Practice 2017Description / Buy
14An Irish Country Cottage 2018Description / Buy
15An Irish Country Family 2019Description / Buy
16An Irish Country Welcome 2020Description / Buy
17An Irish Country Yuletide 2021Description / Buy

Order of Irish Country Short Story Collections

1The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories 2014Description / Buy
2An Irish Country Cookbook 2017Description / Buy

Order of Irish Troubles Series

1Only Wounded 1997Description / Buy
2Pray for Us Sinners 1999Description / Buy
3Now and in the Hour of Our Death 2005Description / Buy

Order of Patrick Taylor Non-Fiction Books

1The West Clare Railway 1994Description / Buy
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Taylor lived through the first two years of the Troubles before leaving Ireland for Canada with his family. The author continued to build his career in the years that followed, winning several lifetime achievement awards for his work as a medical researcher.

Audiences have spent years consuming his literary works in the scientific arena which include papers (170) and textbooks. That doesn’t include the work he did at the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal as editor in chief.

Patrick Taylor’s creative side was first discovered by his peers in 1991 when he started writing humorous medical columns. The author knew by the time he was nine that wanted to pursue medicine. His father, a physician, was definitely an influence. However, there is also the fact that Taylor was struck with polio around that time.

He spent months in the hospital and he grew to admire the doctors and nurses. But that wasn’t his only passion. Taylor was also drawn to writing and publishing, and he proved his dedication to the craft by producing an essay at the age of 16 that won a prize.

He was still working as a physician in Belfast when he wrote his first short story. After moving to Canada, the author became consumed by his academic writing. The humor column was the only outlet for his creativity at the time.

The people that read the column enjoyed Taylor’s writing. Jack Whyte, a bestselling author and Taylor’s friend, eventually pushed him to abandon short stories and columns in favor of a full-length novel.

Taylor obliged him. The 800-page manuscript he produced soon after was terrible and Taylor admits as much. But he wasn’t ready to abandon his publishing dreams. After writing a book of short stories, Taylor reached out to an editor and asked whether she could turn his columns into a book.

The editor wasn’t convinced that the columns would attract much interest. However, she liked the O’Reilly character around which the columns revolved and she encouraged the author to write a novel with O’Reilly at the center.

Even with the demands of his work at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Taylor found the time to write. His first O’Reilly novel (The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty) was a failure when it came out in 2004. In 2007, a different publishing house (Forge) took an interest in the book and republished it under a new title (An Irish Country Doctor).

It became a bestseller and it gave the author the push he needed to dedicate his life to writing and publishing.

Patrick Taylor Awards

Taylor won the Campbellian Prize for Literature (1958). for an essay.

Best Patrick Taylor Books

Taylor fascinates people because he is a bestselling author and yet few people know who he is because he lives such a simple, quiet life away from the spotlight. Some of his best novels include:

An Irish Country Doctor: Barry Laverty is excited. With his new medical degree in tow, he cannot wait to practice his trade in a small village in Northern Ireland. Laverty doesn’t have much in the way of worldly possessions but he doesn’t care. He knows that he can make a difference in the rural practice waiting for him in Ballybucklebo.

Everything changes when he meets O’Reilly, the pugnacious doctor he is expected to assist. The physician, who is so much older, is seemingly determined to make things as difficult as possible for Laverty.

An Irish Country Village: Barry Laverty is a young doctor who felt like he had finally found his footing in the village of Ballybucklebo. His world came crashing down when a patient died. Now, as they wait for the postmortem results, Barry is doing everything he can to win back the trust of the village.

He doesn’t know for certain that the postmortem will exonerate him. But he is hoping for the best. Meanwhile, a greedy developer is determined to turn the village pub into a tourist trap despite protests from the locals.

When Does The Next Patrick Taylor book come out?

Patrick Taylor doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is An Irish Country Yuletide and was released on October, 12th 2021. It is the newest book in the Irish Country Series.

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