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James Herriot
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Book Description

6 Nov 1992

The very special magic of James Herriot’s storytelling shines throughout this classic collection of stories about the animal he loves the most.

Here are some of the dogs who have won a special place in the country vet’s heart – dogs like Tricki Woo, the little Pekinese suffering from ‘flop-butt’; Clancy the dog who nobody would go near; and Gyp, the sheepdog who only barked once in his life.

They’re joined by lovable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a wonderful collection of stories, which will be enjoyed by all dog-lovers and James Herriot fans alike.

‘The tales can be read and re-read... what shines through all the stories is that dogs give us enormous pleasure.’ Sunday Times

‘James Herriot provokes a chuckle, or a lump in your throat, in every chapter.’ Daily Mirror


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Product details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New edition edition (6 Nov 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330326325
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330326322
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

JAMES HERRIOT grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards, he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for dog lovers! 27 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book for anyone who has shared their life with a dog. The stories focus on the different personalities and ways of dogs and are both touching and amusing. The stories could easily be related to experiences with my own dog and were very funny. This book speaks volumes about how wonderful dogs are and how they bring joy to your life. I have no hesitation in recommending this book. Ideal for any dog lover of any age!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for all dog lovers 26 Aug 2001
Format:Paperback
this is simply a book that you can't put down. If you haven't read james Herriot's books before this will get you started. you'll whant too hear more about Gyp and Jake and Jock. 'READ IT NOW
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A lovely read!" 24 Feb 2010
By Saz M.
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely read, short stories very enjoyable. James Herriot never fails to entertain !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 18 Jun 2013
By mr pig
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A must for all dog lovers it's all the things that you want in a book and more
Did not want to put it down
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I liked it so much that I have bought extra copies to give to family and friends, and if ever I feel rather low, I will dip into it once again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Usual James herriot magic 1 Mar 2013
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Typical wit and artistry of the master, well balanced, highlighting the love of dogs james herriot had, laid out in a nice sequence
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 22 Sep 2007
By xenofan VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
If you've read any of James Herriot's books about life as a country vet, then you might want to give this a miss. This book is a compilation of some of the best dog stories from his other books, so it might seem a bit of a waste of money if you've already read them there.

Still though, the stories are great. Heartwarming, timeless (I've already read them, but still had a lot of pleasure reading them again) and if you're new to James Herriot, this is a great place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories for Three Generations 20 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
James Heriot is a master story teller for all animal lovers. All his animals are individual characters. In his heartwarming, humane and affectionate rendering of their tales, against the beautiful background of Yorkshire dales, you can't help falling in love with "all creatures great and small". You read the tales sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, but always feeing very close to those animals. Three generations of my family have read and enourmously enjoyed all his books, especially his Dog Stories. James Heriot's Dog Stories is an excellent gift for family, friends and neighbours, who love to cuddle with a good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived fast, will shop again.
Published 19 days ago by Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Have dog, have life
Wonderful, in-depth insight into his love for and work with dogs and their owners.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
same o same o vet ok if you like it
Published 2 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Lovely read I really enjoyed this book. So sad life isn't a bit more like this nowadays really lovely s
Published 6 months ago by sam ireland
5.0 out of 5 stars book
i'm sure it will be up to the normal standard but have not had time to read it yet !!
Published 8 months ago by red
5.0 out of 5 stars So Heartwarming & Amusing
James Herriot's Dog Stories are tales which can be found in many of his other books, which have been compiled into one book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
I've started reading James Herriot's books by this one and it's a compilation of most of the dogs stories that were published in different books. For me is one of his best, . Read more
Published 22 months ago by Moniolsson
5.0 out of 5 stars just wonderful
james herriot stories are wonderful they take you back to a time of everyone having time for each other
and home life where mother stayed home and looked after the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jennifer Macarthur
5.0 out of 5 stars favourite author
James Herriot is a favourite author and this book, bought as a birthday present for a big fan,was happily received and is now being enjoyed by the recipient. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Snapper
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