This book is a compilation of the warm and humorous memoirs of James Herriot, one of the world’s most beloved animal doctors. It tells stories about his life working as a vet in rural England during the 1930s and 1940s, when he treated all sorts of animals great and small. The reader follows Herriot as he diagnoses rare conditions, performs complicated surgeries, delivers babies (animals and human), and more. Despite the numerous challenges that come with being a country vet, Herriot finds joy in his work – mostly thanks to his charming patients and their loving families. This heartwarming read is sure to please anyone who loves animals or enjoys a good laugh.
For who is this book for ?
Anyone who is a fan of James Herriot or animals will enjoy this book. The warm and humorous memoirs are sure to please anyone who loves a good laugh.
- The book is warm and humorous, providing a light-hearted look at life as a vet.
- It tells the stories of many charming patients and their loving families.
- The reader follows Herriot on his journey through diagnosis, surgery, and more
- offering an inside glimpse into the world of veterinary medicine.
- The author doesn’t go into great detail about the surgeries or other medical procedures he performs.
- Some of the stories seem a bit far-fetched and unlikely to have actually happened.
- The book is pretty short, so it can be read in a day or two.
Learn more about the author
James Herriot was born in England in 1916. After graduating from veterinary school, he worked as a vet for many years in the rural town of Darrowby. During this time, he wrote a series of warm and humorous memoirs about his life and work as a country vet. He died in 1995 at the age of 78.
“If you’re a fan of books about animals, or just enjoy a good laugh, then this is the book for you. James Herriot’s memoirs are warm, funny, and full of stories that will make you smile.”
“This delightful book was quite funny in parts and very informative. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and the light-hearted way he approaches his work as a vet.”
“A must-read for anyone who loves animals.”
“I laughed and cried reading this book. The author has a beautiful way with words describing the relationship between man, beast and nature.”