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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447226097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447226093
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The attraction of Herriot's ever popular memoirs of a country vet...is their alternating highs and lows, humour and pathos, and gripping anecdotes about delivering lambs, grumpy farmers, hypochondriac pet-owners, stroppy cows and blunt Yorkshire characters. And, of course, there's a powerful nostalgia element in these stories about our green and pleasant land in the day before the ravages of ribbon development."--Daily Mail

"On original release in the 1970s, James Herriot's insights into the life of a working vet were so popular and enchanting to readers that the area of the Yorkshire Dales in which he practised became known as 'James Herriot country'."
--Yorkshire Ridings magazine

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The seventh instalment in James Herriot's classic series of memoirs

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Having read all Herriot's books I knew what to expect. A wonderful book based on real vetinery life at that time. I am now in the process of buying the other books available in the series from Amazon.
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I love everything this man does. It takes you back to a different time. Please don't buy "Now then lad" by some one time copper. It is billed as "in the style of James Herriot". It's not. Herriot has more humility in his little finger than "old big head" (see my other review) has in his entire body.
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Until the disappointing "Every Little Thing" appeared shortly before his death in 1995, this was the last book by Yorkshire vet to hit the bestseller lists, in 1981. With the assurance and style honed over his preceding novels, James Herriot takes us through some of the highlights of his post-war years, reflecting on new treatments and lifestyles gradually entering the hilly countryside of the Dales.It retains the narrative feel and flow of his earlier classic work and consequently provides a satisfying and fitting finale to his literary output. Siegfried and Tristan don't figure as largely as they did in earlier books, here the emphasis is really on the hilarious array of farming characters Herriot encounters, their reaction to and suspicion of new style veterinary treatments a recurring theme. As ever, they are rendered convincingly and with warmth. We also hear of Herriot's young family, his children accompanying him on his cases as soon as they are able to walk, it seems. With some classic anecdotes, a dry and generous humour, I must recommend this book to anyone who has ever found themselves chuckling to a Herriot story. Don't bother with "Every Little Thing" though...it's pretty mawkish and feels forced.
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I don't know if there is an order of sequence to these books. However, if I have read this out of sequence, I guess I will be reading this again.

Great story line, lovely written and well described. I couldn't help but see the characters from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small.
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I haven't read this actual copy of the book yet. I did enjoy reading the same book that I had in the past however and wanted my own copy again as I know I shall find it happy and relaxing to read at bedtime.
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I read the James Herriot books many years ago, on seeing the titlex on kindle i started to reread them. They have not lost their savour as funny, easy reads yet which have acute observations of both people and animals. It was like meeting old friends. So good to just slipback to Darrowby and the description of the Yorkshire dales paints such a picture of rural life as it once was.
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Very well written and you feel like you know the characters personally or would like to! Very believable situations with more than a suggestion of humour and sometimes sadness. Thank you James Herriot for giving me such great pleasure throughout my long life with your books.
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Another book by James Herriot that you just want to read over and over again, he explains his wonderful work as a vet,
in such detail, you almost feel as if your there with him. His everlasting love for all the animals in his care, and his love
for all the hard work he tells of in every chapter is a real pleasure to read
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