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Let Sleeping Vets Lie

Let Sleeping Vets Lie [Kindle Edition]

James Herriot
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He can tell a good story against himself, and his pleasure in the beauty of the countryside in which he works is infectious' Daily Telegraph ('Full of warmth, wisdom and wit')

The Field ('It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company')


Book Description

The third volume in James Herriot's beselling memoirs about the trials and tribulations of being a rural vet.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (28 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FP2DES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,806 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All is right with the world 28 Oct 2000
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A further episode in the James Herriot life story. This is the story of a very humble vet, fighting the fight the young and the stranger. The language is so evocative, you can see yourself there next to him, with his arm up a cow's behind. You do not need to know the joy of Yorkshire for this to appeal to you. Although this book is a collection of anicdotes it runs seemlessly, making you desperate to know what happens next. This is a book of love, not film love, beautiful people, with lipstick and hair all in place, but the story of courtship which runs like normal people's. The excrutiating pain of looking so foolish in front of that person. The "do they, don't they like me" dread. The fear of being at the bottom of the pile in her affections.
This book contains all the elements to make you smile, to restore your faith in human nature and to know, that despite appearance to the contrary, all is truly right with the world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars number 3 9 Sep 2006
The third instalment by James Herriot about his life as a country vet from the 30's onwards. As with the previous books this isn't a long book but is full of the funniest stories you could ever come across. My roommate has had to suffer through my random bursts of laughter while I made my way through this book. I sometimes marvel that all of these events happened to a single person.

In this book we read more about the trials and tribulations of being a country vet but also the successes and joys to be gained from living away from the city. James is still trying to catch Helen's attention after the dire events of their previous outings together. Tristan is ever the troublemaker and source of boundless entertainment while Siegfried continues to try and run the place with an iron fist to no avail.

A wonderful light read that will bring a smile to your face and give you a greater appreciation for the people who live in the rough and beautiful Yorkshire dales.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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Love this book and easy to read
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4.0 out of 5 stars good for a re-read 16 May 2014
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Read the James Herriot books many years ago. Saw this and wondered if I would still find it such an interesting, amusing read. I did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing 9 May 2014
By Amy
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Read this series several times, a taste of life in a country practice in a time when the pace of life was slower.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read 3 Mar 2014
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Love all James Herriot books. I own lots of his hardback books but enjoy reading them on Kindle. Will purchase more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good entertaining read 2 Dec 2013
By LynneR
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I am Scottish and a lot of my family are from Yorkshire and I read these book when I was younger. It was great to revisit them now. A very entertaining read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let Sleeping Vets Lie
This book, like most of the James Herriot books, are good, relaxing, non-brain taxing books. The stories are at times, in fact most times,somewhat predictable but having said that,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dave Jenkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars The James Herriot series, they have to be some of my favourite books.
They are a five star read, real events, real people, James Herriot is the best story teller, I would always recommend his books. The only ones I have read several times. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mackman01
4.0 out of 5 stars Let Sleeping Vets Lie
This was bought as a gift for my local vet who was leaving. I am sure she loved it. Product arrived in perfect condition and within just a few days of ordering.
Published 18 months ago by Carole Hesford
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny,would recommend.
I had read some James Herriot books a long time ago,but had forgotten how funny they actually are.light reading,makes a change from all the doom and gloom books.
Published 21 months ago by mariejsm
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
James Herriot's has been a source of inspiration to all who love animals and Yorkshire - me! I have all his books, DVD's and the whole series of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL... Read more
Published on 24 July 2010 by Ms. M. Y. Harkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Let sleeping vets lie
Read by Christopher Timothy who starred as James Herriot in the T.V. series All Creatures Great and Small. It does not get better than this! Well read and so very funny. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2010 by John. A. B. Berley
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