“A very warm, very engaging read...the reader falls totally under his spell.” ―Associated Press
“The kind of book that makes an evening seem a little warmer and your pet a bit more important.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Whether sad or glad, each story shows his affection for animals and people...this man is a celebrant of life.” ―Chicago Tribune
About the Author
James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.