PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He is the author of the beloved Irish Country novels, beginning with An Irish Country Doctor, as well as Pray For Us Sinners and its sequel, Now and in the Hour of Our Death, a duology centered around The Troubles. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
"The novel is charming, full of Irish wit and wisdom and, of course, all the village characters we've come to love. For those just discovering the Irish doctor, this book can stand on its own, but it will leave the reader wanting more." --Booklist on Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor"What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor does for Northern Ireland...minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments." --Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Country Wedding"Taylor is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word." --Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl"The author laces his heartwarming moments with liberal doses of whiskey and colorful Ulster invectives." --Chicago Sun-Times"Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time." --The Globe and Mail