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This was a privileged peek in to the life of ...
on 30 March 2017
This was a privileged peek in to the life of the real James Herriott. I read (and re-read) the James Herriott books decades ago crying with laughter - mostly on crowded commuter trains. Normally I avoid biographies, as opposed to autobiographies, as the writer has usually researched many facts and simply reproduces them dryly in a book. This biography is quite different because of the author's close relationship with the subject. My only slight criticism is I really wish the author, Jim Wight, had referred to his parents as Mum and Dad instead of Joan and Alf throughout the book. This touch would, I feel, have completed the warmth within the book for the author's father. This book cannot have less than 5 stars1 .