By Patrick Taylor
Barry Laverty, M.B., is calling ahead to his first Christmas within the comfortable village of Ballybucklebo, at the least till he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, may not be coming domestic for the vacations. That unsatisfied prospect dampens his spirits a little, yet Barry has little time to reside on his romantic disappointments. Christmas should be drawing nigh, yet there's little peace to be came upon on the earth, particularly for a tender health care provider plying his alternate within the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.
Along along with his senior accomplice, medical professional Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Barry has his palms complete facing seasonal coughs and colds, in addition to the occasional scientific emergency. so as to add to the doctors’ concerns, festival arrives within the type of a patient-poaching new medical professional whose quackery threatens the overall healthiness and health of the nice humans of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory help 3 hungry medical professionals? Barry has his doubts.
But the wintry days and nights are usually not with out a few tidings of convenience and pleasure. among their irritating clinical perform, Rugby membership events, and the kiddies’ Christmas competition, the 2 medical professionals nonetheless locate time to play Santa Claus to a suffering unmarried mom with a unwell baby and never sufficient cash within the financial institution. Snow is uncommon in Ulster, and so are miracles, yet that doesn’t suggest they by no means take place. . . .