All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

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The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name

Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offers an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can’t help him…

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 Creatures Great and Small 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

About James Herriot

James Herriot grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995.

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Books by James Herriot

Every Living Thing
Every Living Thing
The Lord God Made Them All
The Lord God Made Them All
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Wise and Wonderful
All Things Wise and Wonderful
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
If Only They Could Talk
If Only They Could Talk
Let Sleeping Vets Lie
Let Sleeping Vets Lie
Vet in a Spin
Vet in a Spin
Vet in Harness
Vet in Harness
Vets Might Fly
Vets Might Fly
James Herriot's Dog Stories
James Herriot's Dog Stories