Vets Might Fly, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


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 always hilariously funny' - "The Sunday Telegraph". 'It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company' - "Observer".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780330443586



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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, though at times the shift from present to past confused me for a moment.Had some lovely stories, like breaking the rules to sneak back and see Helen, and Kim the retriever with the badly broken leg. :-)