If Only They Could Talk

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Pan Macmillan, 2006 - Veterinarians - 205 pages
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When the newly qualified vet, James Herriot, arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea of the new friends he will meet or adventures that lie ahead.

From the author whose books inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles James Herriot’s first years as a country vet, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over.

Here is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic of wild places and beautiful countryside.

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Now considered a classic, this was one of the earliest of the semi-autobiographical fiction genre, and also - in my view - one of the best. This is the first of James Herriot's books, starting with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bridgey - LibraryThing

If Only They Could Talk - James Herriot ***** I can remember watching the series on TV as a child, so when I came across this book I thought I would give it a try and see if the James Herriot in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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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