Monday, October 20, 2014

Patrick Taylor's "An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War"

An Irish Doctor in Peace and At War is the new novel in Patrick Taylor’s beloved Irish Country series.

About the book, from the publisher:
Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS Warspite, a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O’Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought’s crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties..[read on]
Here Taylor dreamcasts an adaptation of the novel:
I would cast the primary characters as follows and invite the readers to cast the minor players:

Doctor Fingal O’Reilly — Liam Neeson

Doctor Barry Laverty — A young Leonardo DiCaprio

Kitty O’Reilly — Minnie Driver

Deirdre Mawhinney — Keira Knightley

Maureen “Kinky” Kincaid — Brenda Fricker

Donal Donnelly — A young Colm Meaney

Surgeon Commander Wilcoxson — A young Jack Hawkins

Bertie Bishop — Peter Bowles

Elly Simpkins — A younger Kate Winslet

Sue Nolan — Kristen Stewart
Learn more about the book and author at Patrick Taylor's website.

--Marshal Zeringue