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James Herriot's Cat Stories Hardcover – 1 Mar 2002

4.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 161 pages
  • Publisher: MJF Books (Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340907991
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567315158
  • ASIN: 1567315151
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 877,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What better match of author and subject than James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian and storyteller, and the adorable feline friends who delight so many millions of cat lovers around the world? Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories. Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing. And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magic blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen. For lovers of cats, James Herriot's books, or both, James Herriot's Cat Stories will be a gift to treasure. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including "All Creatures Great and Small," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "All Things Wise and Wonderful," "The Lord God Made Them All," and "Every Living Thing." At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By A Customer on 18 Aug. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a beautiful selection of a few Herriots's stories about cats. If you love cats you will love this book. Illustrations are perfect for this book too. A jewell.
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James Herriot is well known for his tales about his experience as a vet in the Dales. this book is a collection of the stories about cats that he has written about in his various books. The stories all illustrate the different characters that the cats have, one likes to visit collections of people-WI meetings, church groups and seems to be listening to every word. The vet finds these cats in a state of poor health and restores them, in one case aided by the farmers wife who put the kitten in the oven! They are delightful stories to warm your heart.
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Very interesting book, nice to read, different stories from the experience of local veterinary doctor. Written with humor,love, . Our little friends, our bonds are mutual ,recommend .very quick smooth delivery
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I brought this book on recommendation and I loved it. The book is a collection of short biographical stories about cats James Herriot treated and looked after. I enjoyed very much the easy manner of his writing and his great sensitivity for cats and their owners comes through in his writing. The stories themselves are moving but not sentimental, although some of them can be quite sad. Other stories have their humorous moments too, not to mention James Herriot's obvious appreciation for each cat's personality. The collection of stories includes several about two wild cats the James Herriot and his wife looked after. The two cats would never come into the house, but they would take food left for them and they did adopt the Herriots in their own way. These stories were very good as they showed James Herriot's commitment and feeling to these two strays and it was nice to come back to these two cats at different times of their lives. In this hardback edition there are some lovely colour illustrations to accompany the stories which I liked very much, I believe the paperback edition also induces them, but as black and white illustrations rather that glorious full colour. I would recommend this book to any cat lover. It is nice to read a book about cats written by someone with such fondness.
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It's full of really sweet stories about my favourite animals - cats! it's light, cosy reading that often makes me smile. I don't think the stories are among James Herriot's funniest but they are very enjoyable. I bought an excellent used copy from Hurley Books which arrived promptly, exactly as described, & I'd recommend you try this Seller before anyone else (I've had some terrible experiences with used goods from other Sellers).
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I bought this book because I have a print by the illustrator and wanted to see what other work she had done. I love the Herriot series on TV so to read some of his short stories was a joy. Ideal for sitting in the garden on a summer's day enjoying his gentle and amusing prose. Certainly has the feel good factor.
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I bought this book because it was listed as a large print edition. LARGE print it is definitely NOT. Very disappointed as I was giving this as a gift to someone who is partially sighted. Can't be bothered to send it back so shall keep it myself.
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I bought this little book mainly because I love Lesley Holmes' illustrations, but the heartwarming stories alongside make it a charming addition to my bokshelves. The condition is first rate, so for anyone who loves cats and watercolours, I cannot recommend it enough.
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