James Herriot's Dog Stories

James Herriot's Dog Stories

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James Herriot is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. The warm and joyful memoirs of his life as a country vet in Yorkshire have endeared him to countless readers around the world, and many of his most memorable tales featured man's best friend.

Here are the complete dog stories from his much-beloved memoirs: a handsome collection of tales, available for the first time in trade paperback, that will warm the hearts of dog lovers around the world. Featuring a special introduction by the author and his own accompanying notes to each specially illustrated story, this tribute from man to dog is a volume no Herriot fan will want to be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312364526
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including 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. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

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James Herriot's Dog Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
labwriter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my son when he was young; it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable books we read together.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of James Herriot for years. I read the whole series. And I loved the series 'All Creatures Great and Small,' which I thought exactly captured the things I loved best about the books. The casting of Tristan in particular was brilliant! This audiobook features Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot in the TV series, as the reader. He does a great job as reader and in getting the various accents just right.This is a rather brief book, but captures some of my favorite stories from the series, including Tricki Woo, the spoiled Pekinese and his quite nice delusional mistress, who regularly speaks with - and hears replies from - her beloved pet. I also loved the story about the poor dog rescued from a terrible life of neglect and about Herriot's own dogs.If you are a fan of the series, I think you would really enjoy the audio version. It had me laughing away as I was listening and got my kids listening too. Their clear favorite was Tricki Woo, and they were anxious to see what goofy thing would happen next. Lots of fun!
sonyaseattle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love his stories, and the sweet Yorkshire setting and characters...but many of the stories end with the dog dying, which never fails to make me cry.
judelbug on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a collection of short stories about dogs, their owners, and the vet that knew them all. James Herriot (pseudonym)is a vet who practised in the English countryside during the 1930's and onward.An excellent light hearted read, I have read, and reread this book several times over the years.
Mendoza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
James Herriott is the most pleasant, relaxing, refreshing writer. Forget all the worries and cares and escape for a few minutes into a quiet world where the animals speak their own language. A wonderful book, a wonderful writer.
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Absolultey wonderful.
TexasJo More than 1 year ago
These true stories happened decades ago and yet they are timeless and highly entertaining. Dogs and people are a winning combination for any story and Herriott has always had an amusing way of writing his short stories. These are excellent for light entertainment.
donatwo More than 1 year ago
Good stories, print a little small for young or older readers to see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Any one who has ever been trained by their shagy canine friend should read this book. Herriot brilliantly shows how he loves, adores, cares for, and is tamed by these fury fourleged bundeles of love. Some stories will bring tears to your eyes and others will make you fall of the couch with laughter but all of them are worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has ever been *owned* by a dog will love these stories. Grab a comfy sofa and prepare to be enchanted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love dogs but have never read any of Herriot's books this is a good place to start. You feel like you know James Herriot himself. Funny, sad, and hard to put down. This is the best collection of dog stories EVER!