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Young James Herriot: The Making of the World's Most Famous Vet
     

Young James Herriot: The Making of the World's Most Famous Vet

by John Lewis-Stempel
 

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Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot’s formative years at veterinary college, recounting the tales behind his calling to work with animals and his early friendships. With no modern drugs, and a lot of trial-and-error, James sets about learning how to treat the local farm animals and the pets of city folk.

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Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot’s formative years at veterinary college, recounting the tales behind his calling to work with animals and his early friendships. With no modern drugs, and a lot of trial-and-error, James sets about learning how to treat the local farm animals and the pets of city folk.

Accompanied by a cast of eccentric professors and an ensemble of aspiring veterinarians, this book reveals a world now lost to us, showing how life in pre-war Britain changed an enthusiastic young student named Alf Wight into the man who would charm millions of readers the world over.

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"A delightful dollop of nostalgia and a reminder of the joy of Herriot's antics."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446416228
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
346,198
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His many previous books include The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food, England: The Autobiography, Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War and Meadowland, which won the Thwaites Wainwright Prize in 2015. John writes for Country Life and won the BMSE Columnist of the Year Award in 2016. He lives on the borders of England and Wales with his wife and two children.

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