The war is over, the RAF uniform has been handed in and James Herriot goes back where he ought to be - at work in the dales around Darrowby.
Much has changed, but the blunt-spoken Yorkshire folk and the host of four-legged patients are still the same. So is their vet, who doesn't yet know that literary success is just around the corner...
'After an evening among his tales, anyone with as much as a dog or a budgerigar will feel he should move to Darrowby at once' Yorkshire Post
'Wonderful tales... a joyous book, a celebration of life itself' Publishers Weekly