Vets Might Fly

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Pan Macmillan, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages

A few months of married bliss, a lovers' nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. James Herriot's fifth volume of memoirs relocates him to a training camp somewhere in England. And in between square pounding and digging for victory, he dreams of the people and livestock he left behind him.

'There are funny cases, sad cases, farm animals and pets, downright farmers, ladies of refinement, hard-bitten NCOs and of course, the immortal Siegfried and Tristan' The "Sunday Times"

'Another winner... as always hilariously funny' The "Sunday Telegraph"

'It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company' "Observer"

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User Review  - Caitak - LibraryThing

This book felt more serious and had sadder stories in it, just a different tone because James was away from Darrowby and Helen. It was good how he managed to work in stories from his RAF training ... 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. He is survived by his wife, a son who is also a veterinary surgeon and a daughter who is a doctor.

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