From a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer”: The New York Times bestseller and basis for the beloved BBC series of the same name (The Boston Globe).
In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike. This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
James Herriot’s endearing semiautobiographical novel is a gentle tale of personal growth and compassion in the rolling hills of Yorkshire, England. Herriot, whose real name was James Alfred Wight, based this charming slice-of-life story upon his own early experiences as an unseasoned and less-than-confident veterinarian taking on his first real assignment in a tiny and remote village. As he gets to know the town’s colorful characters and handles emotionally impactful cases, the rustic setting slowly becomes a part of him. Herriot’s vivid, gentle writing transports us to the lush countryside of this tranquil part of Northern England and connects us to the farmers and other townspeople, all of whom help him mature into the man and animal doctor he was meant to be. This animal lover’s classic is the basis of a charming miniseries, but there’s no substitute for the inspiring original.
Just love it!
It is vividly described and full of laughter and tears.
All Creature Great and Small
A wonderful book. I loved it as much as I enjoyed the BBC series from 1978.
A time to smile
Just a wonderful place to spend some time; kindness, laughter and friendship.