This book tells the story of James Herriot, a country veterinarian who has dedicated his life to helping animals. Through his charming and humorous stories, we come to understand the beauty and simplicity of working with nature, and the profound bond that can develop between man and beast. We also learn about some of the most memorable patients he has treated during his career—from cows and pigs to dogs and cats. This heartwarming memoir is sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who love animals and have a sense of humor. James Herriot’s delightful stories show us the simple beauty in working with nature, as well as the profound bond that can develop between man and beast. Anyone who has ever felt a connection to an animal will find comfort, joy, and inspiration in this warm memoir.
- The author has a great sense of humor which makes the book enjoyable to read.
- The stories are interesting and heartwarming.
- It is inspiring to see how much compassion the author has for animals.
- The author writes in a very simplistic, child-like manner which may be offputting to some readers
- The stories are often quite short and can feel unfinished
- There is a pervasive feeling of sentimentality throughout the book
Learn more about the author
James Herriot (1916-1995) was a British veterinarian and author. He is best known for his semi-autobiographical stories about life as a country vet, which were adapted into the popular BBC TV series All Creatures Great and Small.
“Wonderful book that will touch your heart. A must read for all animal lovers.”
“If you love animals, this is the book for you. It will make you laugh and cry, often on the same page.”
“This book is a must-read for anyone who loves animals. James Herriot’s stories will make you laugh and cry, and his compassion for all creatures shines through on every page. You’ll feel like you’re right there with him as he treats the patients that come into his life.”
“This book is a delightful read. I laughed out loud at many of the stories, and also felt deeply touched by them. Dr. Herriot’s passion for helping animals shines through on every page, and his love for his wife and family is very evident as well. Anyone who loves animals (or simply appreciates good writing) will enjoy this wonderful book.”