James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

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This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last. Christopher Timothy, the star of television's All Creatures Great and Small, and the acknowledged "voice" of Dr. Herriot, lovingly narrates this new collection of the good doctor's canine encounters.

Here are tales of golden retrievers and sheepdogs, beagles and dachshunds, purebreds and crossbreeds and just plain ...

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This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last. Christopher Timothy, the star of television's All Creatures Great and Small, and the acknowledged "voice" of Dr. Herriot, lovingly narrates this new collection of the good doctor's canine encounters.

Here are tales of golden retrievers and sheepdogs, beagles and dachshunds, purebreds and crossbreeds and just plain mutts — and, of course, Tricki Woo, Mrs. Pumphrey's memorable Pekinese. Each tale is suffused with the humor, wisdom and humanity of one of the greatest storytellers of our time: James Herriot.

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This welcome new edition returns a 1996 million-copy selling classic to print in an attractive new illustrated hardcover edition. James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories contains ten enchanting, joyful stories about lovable canines, now all graced by original watercolors by Lesley Herriot. Attractively repackaged; nicely priced. Editor's recommendation.

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"James Herriot found a gentle, wise and often humorous way to write about animals and to evoke a beautiful but fading way of life in those Yorkshire Hills. He showed me how to focus not just on the animals, but on the people who lived with the animals, and their loving, sometimes difficult and very wonderful connections with one another.  While he is known for his wonderful writing about animals, I often think of his ability to capture people. From the first, I've tried to capture that feeling, that uplifting and heartwarming style. I can't say that I have ever quite matched the writing of James Herriot, but he has always inspired me and given me something to aim for. He often makes me smile, sometimes makes me cry, you can't really ask more from a writer than that."—Jon Katz, New York Times bestselling author of Second Chance Dog, A Dog Year, A Good Dog, and many others

 "I recall reading All Creatures Great and Small many years ago, while working as a veterinary technician for a mobile vet in Los Angeles.  We worked with cats and dogs, of course, but with farm animals, too, and apes and monkeys and angry pet raccoons, burros, crows, macaws– the variety of pets in Los Angeles was limitless.  During that wonderful time, I’d be beaten senseless by a kangaroo, held hostage by a love-struck chimpanzee, chased by angry hogs, and sat on by a miniature horse inside of a well-known celebrity’s home.  It was a magical time, and it made perfect sense for me to read Herriot in the evenings, a grand fellow who’d roam the English countryside making veterinary house calls, effortlessly moving from draft horses to kittens, healing, telling stories.  I felt a kinship with him and his magical world, and marveled at his talent for drawing me into his cast of characters.  Later in life, when I too would write of my experiences with animals and their people, I would hearken to Herriot’s Yorkshire Dales, and to prose so genuine that it would help inspire my own career as a writer and pet behaviorist.  Herriot to me remains a superhero of sorts, who, in visiting home after home like some veterinary Santa, taught me how simple, heartwarming prose about people and their animals could rise above the commonplace, and become art."—Steve Duno, author of Last Dog on the Hill, The Everything Cat Book and The Amazing Dog Trick Book

"His message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible." —Time

"Herriot's skill as a storyteller is classic." —Detroit Free Press

"For Herriot fans, it's like meeting old friends." —Publishers Weekly

"Herriot's real gift lies in keeping us intrigued with his human and dog characters...Herriot teaches us how unpredictable and joyous life can be." —San Francisco Chronicle

"There is no finer teller of dog stories in the world than James Herriot." —Knickerbocker News

 

"Human beings just naturally respond to a writer as lovable, wholesome, eloquent, humorous, and well-stocked with anecdotes as James Herriot. He offers a mastery of both the comic and the tragic."

- Chicago Tribune

"The warmth of Herriot's prose approaches poetic. . . a master storyteller."

- Knight-Ridder Newspapers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559274036
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

James Herriot lived with his wife and family in Yorkshire, England, where his son has now taken over his veterinary practice. Among Herriot’s international bestsellers are All Creatures Great and Small and The Lord God Made Them All. He died in February 1995.

Christopher Timothy starred as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, the internationally renowned BBC television series based on Herriot’s work. Mr. Timothy is a thirty-year veteran of stage, screen, and television.

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