Young James Herriot

The Making of the World's Most Famous Vet
by John Lewis-Stempel
$32.99

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK

Publication Date: September 03, 2012

ISBN: 9781849902724

Binding: Paperback

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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.