Three James Herriot Classics

Three James Herriot Classics
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1324
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1453239405
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three James Herriot Classics Book Excerpt:

The beloved New York Times bestsellers that inspired the popular BBC series—from a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer” (The Boston Globe). Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the natural world. Collected here are three of his masterpieces—All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful—which have been winning over animal lovers everywhere for almost fifty years. From his night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals—and their owners—that pass through his office, Herriot vividly evokes the daily challenges and joys that come with being a veterinarian. Witty and heartwarming, this collection of whimsical, dramatic, and touching anecdotes reveals the ties that bind us to the animals in our lives. This edition features a new introduction from the author’s son and bonus archival photos.

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781306594240
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Creatures Great and Small Book Excerpt:

All Things Wise and Wonderful

All Things Wise and Wonderful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN: 1447224280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Wise and Wonderful Book Excerpt:

The third collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. This omnibus edition comprises of Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin. Training as an RAF pilot in the smoke and bustle of London is a far cry from James Herriot’s day job as a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales. And while he is keen to serve Queen and country, James cannot help but miss his life in Darrowby – despite frequent arguments between his colleagues, bad-tempered cattle and equally irritable farmers, and the continuing saga of Cedric the flatulent dog. But most of all he misses his wife Helen; pregnant with their first child. The question is constantly hanging over him – will he be going to war? And when will he get to go home? Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Wise and Wonderful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble

The Wonderful World of James Herriot

The Wonderful World of James Herriot
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-10-27
ISBN: 1035008521
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful World of James Herriot Book Excerpt:

The perfect gift for fans of All Creatures Great and Small, this is a charming collection of classic stories from James Herriot’s much-loved books with insights into his life and work from his children Rosie and Jim. With astute observations and boundless humour, country vet Herriot captures the spirit of the Yorkshire Dales and of rural communities on the cusp of change, before tractors and machines had taken over and modern medicines and antibiotics transformed veterinary work. Along the way a beloved cast of characters emerges, from the squabbling brothers Tristan and Siegfried to Herriot’s hapless courtship and eventual family life with Helen Anderson. But it’s the animals which are at the heart of Herriot’s stories. Whether he’s dodging a raging bull on a risky artificial insemination assignment, becoming pen pals with Tricki Woo the spoilt Pikingese or the inevitable trials and tribulations of lambing season, there’s never a dull moment in Herriot’s company. At times moving and often laugh-out-loud funny, The Wonderful World of James Herriot will delight fans old and new.

The Lord God Made Them All

The Lord God Made Them All
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1453227938
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lord God Made Them All Book Excerpt:

Adventures in the English countryside and beyond with the Yorkshire veterinarian and #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small. When World War II ends and James Herriot returns to his wife and new family in the English countryside, he dreams mostly of Sunday roasts and Yorkshire puddings, but new adventure has a way of tracking him down. Soon Herriot finds himself escorting a large number of sheep on a steamer to Russia, puzzling through the trials of fatherhood, and finding creative ways to earn the trust of suspicious neighbors who rely on him for the wellbeing of their beloved animals. Herriot’s winning humor and self-deprecating humanity shine through every page, and his remarkable storytelling has captivated readers for generations. “This is Herriot at his best,” said the Washington Post of this New York Times bestseller by the author of All Things Bright and Beautiful and Every Living Thing. The Lord God Made Them All is a true story of postwar England that, according to the Columbus Dispatch, “just explodes with the joy of living and loving and caring.”

Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1453227946
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Living Thing Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small reflects on the rewards of training the next generation of veterinarians. As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of treating animals—and reassuring their owners—provides plenty of excitement, mystery, and moments of sheer delight. After building up his own practice, the renowned country vet begins to teach a new generation about a business both old-fashioned and very modern. He watches with pride as his own children show a knack for medicine, and remarks on the talents and quirks of a string of assistants. There is no perfecting the craft, since people and their animals are all remarkably different, but Herriot proves that the best healers are also the most compassionate.

All Things Wise and Wonderful

All Things Wise and Wonderful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan Adult
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781447226062
Category: Veterinarians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Wise and Wonderful Book Excerpt:

The third omnibus of James Herriot's ever-popular vet stories, containing Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin. James Herriot's stories about his life as a vet in Yorkshire have charmed and delighted millions of readers in the thirty years since his first book If Only They Could Talk was published in 1972. All Things Wise and Wonderful is the third James Herriot omnibus and contains Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin. All together, James Herriot's books have sold in excess of 14 million copies in their Pan editions and are now being enjoyed by a completely new generation of readers.

James Herriot The Life of a Country Vet

James Herriot  The Life of a Country Vet
Author: Graham Lord
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-11-22
ISBN: 0755364708
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot The Life of a Country Vet Book Excerpt:

Alf Wight, a modest Scottish writer, better known as James Herriot, wrote books that became worldwide best sellers, films, audiobooks, and a much-loved television show. In The Life of a Country Vet, Graham Lord has written a detailed and affectionate biography of this remarkable man. Lord carefully documents Wight's life, beginning with his childhood in Glasgow and his years in veterinary college. Following his development as a writer, the source of his pen name, and his struggles to get published. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary events and hidden tragedies in this seemingly magical life. Millions of fans laughed and cried at Wight's delightful stories of life as a vet. Lord reveals that some of the stories were utterly true, and some were utterly fictional. He illuminates the real relationships between the memorable characters that inhabit the books. This warm yet insightful portrait by Lord - who knew his subject very well - will be enjoyed by Wight's myriad of fans. It also dispels the myths that have grown around the life of one of the most famous and deeply loved vets the world has known.

Young James Herriot

Young James Herriot
Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 1446416224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young James Herriot Book Excerpt:

Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot’s formative years at veterinary college, recounting the tales behind his calling to work with animals and his early friendships. With no modern drugs, and a lot of trial-and-error, James sets about learning how to treat the local farm animals and the pets of city folk. Accompanied by a cast of eccentric professors and an ensemble of aspiring veterinarians, this book reveals a world now lost to us, showing how life in pre-war Britain changed an enthusiastic young student named Alf Wight into the man who would charm millions of readers the world over.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan Adult
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781447226017
Category: Veterinarians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Bright and Beautiful Book Excerpt:

The third and fourth books from James Herriot's classic series about life as a country vet. James Herriot's stories about his life as a vet in Yorkshire have charmed and delighted millions of readers in the twenty years since his first book If Only They Could Talk was published in 1972. All Things Bright and Beautiful is the second James Herriot omnibus and contains Lets Sleeping Vets Lie and Vet in Harness. All James Herriot's books, including two other omnibus editions, All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Wise and Wonderful, are available in Pan.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1984-09
ISBN: 9780553248517
Category: Veterinarians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Bright and Beautiful Book Excerpt:

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said: "If there is any justice, All Creatures Great and Small will become a classic of its kind. The publishers call it a miracle-- not too strong a word for a book that offers something for everyone: gusto, humor, pathos, information, romance, insight, style. It is vicarious living with one of the happiest and most admirable of people, a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire dales who can write superlatively well." James, the miracle worker, has done it again. All Things Bright and Beautiful is precisely the warm and joyful sequel that readers all over America have been asking for. James is now married, and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his former boss, now partner, Siegfried lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters-- humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets-- all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection, and insight that have made Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. This is the most loving book of the year to have-- or to give.

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan Adult
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781447225997
Category: Veterinarians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Creatures Great and Small Book Excerpt:

The first two books in James Herriot's classic series detailing life as a 1930s country vet. James Herriot's stories about his life as a vet in Yorkshire have charmed and delighted millions of readers in the twenty years since his first book If Only They Could Talk was published in 1972. All Creatures Great and Small is the first James Herriot omnibus and contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet together with James and Helen's courtship from Let Sleeping Vets Lie.

One Nation Under Dog

One Nation Under Dog
Author: Michael Schaffer
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN: 1429962720
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Nation Under Dog Book Excerpt:

A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why we spend billions on our pets, and what this tells us about ourselves In 2003, Michael Schaffer and his wife drove to a rural shelter and adopted an emaciated, dreadlocked Saint Bernard who they named Murphy. They vowed that they'd never become the kind of people who send dogs named Baxter and Sonoma out to get facials, or shell out for $12,000 hip replacements. But then they started to get weird looks from the in-laws: You hired a trainer? Your vet prescribed antidepressants? So Schaffer started poking around and before long happened on an astonishing statistic: the pet industry, estimated at $43 billion this year, was just $17 billion barely a decade earlier. One Nation Under Dog is about America's pet obsession—the explosion, over the past generation, of an industry full of pet masseuses, professional dog-walkers, organic kibble, leash-law militants, luxury pet spas, veterinary grief counselors, upscale dog shampoos, and the like: a booming economy that is evidence of tremendous and rapid change in the status of America's pets. Schaffer provides a surprising and lively portrait of our country—as how we treat our pets reflects evolving ideas about domesticity, consumerism, politics, and family—through this fabulously reported and sympathetic look at both us and our dogs.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN: 0330529412
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Bright and Beautiful Book Excerpt:

The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer’s daughter, James Herriot thinks he’s finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby – and Helen – for ever . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble 'Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight' – Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

All Dogs Go to Kevin

All Dogs Go to Kevin
Author: Dr. Jessica Vogelsang
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 1455554928
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Dogs Go to Kevin Book Excerpt:

All Dogs Go to Kevin is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot's classic veterinary stories. You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang. With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having. From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend's wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother's smiling facade, Jessica's stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too. Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.

All Things Wise and Wonderful

All Things Wise and Wonderful
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1979
ISBN: 9780330258845
Category: Veterinarians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Wise and Wonderful Book Excerpt:

The third volume of the classic adventures and misadventures of the young vet, James Herriot, in the Yorkshire Dales from 1937 onwards.

If Only They Could Talk

If Only They Could Talk
Author: James Herriot
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-06-28
ISBN: 1447230264
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If Only They Could Talk Book Excerpt:

'I grew up reading James Herriot's book and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then.' – Kate Humble Fresh out of Veterinary College, and shoulder-deep in an uncooperative cow, James Herriot’s first job is not panning out exactly as expected . . . To a Glaswegian like James, 1930s Yorkshire appears to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But even life in the sleepy village of Darrowby has its challenges. On the one hand there are his new colleagues, Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, two brothers who attract a constant stream of local girls to whom James is strangely invisible. On the other he must contend with herds of semi-feral cattle, gruff farmers with incomprehensible accents and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo . . . Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, If Only They Could Talk is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic and beauty of Britain’s wild places. James Herriot's books were televised in the enormously popular series All Creatures Great and Small.

The Guinness Book of Classic British TV

The Guinness Book of Classic British TV
Author: Paul Cornell,Martin Day,Keith Topping
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Television broadcasting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guinness Book of Classic British TV Book Excerpt:

James Herriot

James Herriot
Author: Mitzi Brunsdale
Publsiher: Twayne Pub
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot Book Excerpt:

James Herriot, one of the best-known contemporary British authors, is known for his autobiographical, semi-fictional stories of the life of a veterinarian in the dales of Yorkshire in the 1930s through the 1950s, as well as his children's versions of these animal stories. With book sales in the millions, he is a major figure in the popular culture of our time. In this text, Mitzi Brunsdale traces James Herriot's life and works. Written in a serious yet easy-to-read style, she mixes this biography with 20th-century British history and an overview of the history and people of Yorkshire. This comprehensive study covers Herriot's five autobiographical books, his children's books, and film and television renditions of his works.

All Dogs Go to Kevin

All Dogs Go to Kevin
Author: Jessica Vogelsang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9781455590063
Category: PETS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Dogs Go to Kevin Book Excerpt:

ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot's classic veterinary stories. You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang. With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having. From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend's wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother's smiling facade, Jessica's stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too. Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.