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.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||11.50(w) x 16.20(h) x 4.60(d)|
About the Author
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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Great Book! This was a favorite when I was young and I now enjoy reading it to my children! Animal lovers young and old will throughly enjoy these tales of a country vet.