Every Living Thing : The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet, Paperback Book

Every Living Thing : The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet Paperback

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The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war.

Yet some things have always stayed the same - gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to.

From a green young man in his first job in the 1930s, to an experienced veterinary surgeon, married with two children, James has spent his entire career among the people and animals of Darrowby. And there's nowhere else he'd rather be. Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers.

Charming, funny and touching, Every Living Thing is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781447226086

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This re-publication of Herriot's stories has brought them alive to a new generation and I, for one, are sad to have finished the last of the five books with their attractive covers.A settled married man, and a bit older, James muses on his veternary exploits in another heartwarming and funny narrative. In this book James and family finally leave the draughtly but much loved Skeldale House for their own cosy home. Wonderful new faces are introduced which include a couple of interesting assistants.I love the ending, the story of what he regards as one of his greatest triumphs.