- Author James Herriot
I remember trying to read this when I was a lot younger, too young to really be interested in the goings on of a Yorkshire vet, newly qualified in the late 1930s. But now, it was a brilliant read. Tales of James Herriot, settling into a life far removed from his city days studying, with a variety of interesting characters providing each day with a new challenge.
It’s an easy read, smoothly written with just the odd smattering of dialect rather than being weighed down with it. Mixed in to the veterinary outings are a family drama at the practice, and a love story with James and Helen. There’s a little bit of everything, and I really enjoyed it!