The Best of James Herriot: The Complete Edition Updated and Expanded

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 542 pages
The Best of James Herriot is one of the most extraordinary volumes ever devoted to the work and world of a contemporary writer. Within its covers are unforgettable episodes from the remarkable series of memoirs that began with All Creatures Great and Small-"the ones my family and I have laughed at over the years and the ones my readers have said they most enjoyed," as Herriot, himself, put it. Yet the book is far more than a simple anthology: Its gorgeous pages also include hundreds of line drawings and color photographs, capturing Herriot's Yorkshire in a worthy complement to the writer's words.

The 1991 publication of Every Living Thing, rendered the original edition of this book incomplete. This fall will mark the publication of the complete, definitive edition with the addition of five of his best, more recent stories, as well as new art. Once again The Best of James Herriot becomes the quintessential Herriot volume-one of those invaluable books that will be loved as much in decades to come as it is today.
 

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I haven't read James Herriot since I was a child, but I have fond memories of his compassion for animals. As I have an impending visit to Yorkshire and the Dales, I was delighted to find this old ... Read full review

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James Herroit recounts his favourite memories, often humerous, as a young vet in Yorkshire around the 1940s-1950s. This volume is also interspersed with interesting facts and photo's of local scenery, history, customs, animals and plants. Read full review

Contents

THE VET FINDS A WIFE
157
A tactful remedy
158
Making an impression
163
Winetasting with Mr Crump
169
A case of cruelty
177
Newton Montmorency the Sixth
186
A change of horse power for Cliff
194
grasp the nettle oflife
217
Night of the Hunt Ball
348
A word with Mr Harcourt
354
An emergency operation
381
The bright lights
389
Goodbye to the RAF
400
BACK TO DARROWBY
402
Rickety gates and outsize calves
403
A pair of proper boots for Jimmy
428

Just a song at midnight
240
Jock sees off all challengers
247
The biggest smallanimal expert
252
The piccalilli saves my bacon
261
Gyp finds his voice
266
An effortless miracle
272
MEMORIES OF A WARTIME
279
Blossom comes home
280
The odd couple
302
The hard life of Wesley Binks
310
A Christmas kitten
318
What a beautiful boy
324
Mrs Beck drives a hard bargain
330
Shouts and whispers
337
Sweet revenge
342
My first Caesarean
433
Wetting my daughters head
443
A narrow escape for Rosie
454
A miners remedy
474
Fertility rites
483
The pianoclass concert
489
Siegfried sees great days ahead
495
EVERY LIVING THING
499
The most beautiful country suit
500
The attitude of caring people
515
A grand old lad
521
My three favourite men
531
Index
539
Acknowledgments 543
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About the author (1998)

James Herriot's books include All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing, all now available as St. Martin's paperbacks. His Yorkshire, England, veterinary practice is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

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