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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')
The first book by legendary vet James Herriot, set in 1930s Yorkshire.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I needn't have had any fears, from the first chapter I was hooked. It is one of those rare books that I found extremely difficult to put down and finished in two sittings.
The books is written in the first person as Herriot recalls many tales, some sad and some so humorous that you will have strange looks as you sit there chuckling out loud. At the beginning of the novel we find Herriot fresh out of veterinary college and on his way for a job interview with Siegfried Farnham. After a somewhat unusual introduction he is offered the job and accepts.
The story takes you back in time to when life although being a lot harder, was also a lot simpler. We meet many colourful characters (in particular Tricky Woo, the spoilt and very rich dog). The descriptive language used is second to none and it is not hard to imagine yourself rising at 3am with Herriot in order to help a cow in labour.
Possibly one of my favourite books ever. I have just ordered the complete collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love James Herriot book full of brilliant stories, a different one for each chapter. Found these books difficult to find in book shopsPublished 5 months ago by Kylie Dean
I absolutely loved this book, from beginning to end! Jam packed with humorous anecdotes of how the life of a country vet doesn’t quite match up to the expectations that veterinary... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susie Staplehurst
Really good to read all the family has read it and the author
R makes you not want to put the book down
read it years ago and still amuses me. as described used but in mint conditionPublished 15 months ago by black crow