The Real James Herriot

The Real James Herriot
Author : James Wight
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2011-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9780307790927
ISBN 13 : 0307790924
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real James Herriot Book Description:

No one is better poised to write the biography of James Herriot than the son who worked alongside him in the Yorkshire veterinary practice when Herriot became an internationally bestselling author. Now, in this warm and poignant memoir, Jim Wight talks about his father--the beloved veterinarian whom his family had to share with half the world. Alf Wight (aka James Herriot) grew up in Glasgow, where he lived during a happy rough-and-tumble childhood and then through the challenging years of training at the Glasgow Veterinary College. The story of how the young vet later traveled to the small Yorkshire town of Thirsk, aka Darrowby, to take the job of assistant vet is one that is well known through James Herriot's internationally celebrated books and the popular All Creatures Great and Small television series. But Jim Wight's biography ventures beyond the trials and tribulations of his father's life as a veterinarian to reveal the man behind the stories--the private individual who refused to allow fame and wealth to interfere with his practice or his family. With access to all of his father's papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs--and intimate remembrances of all the farmers, locals, and friends who populate the James Herriot books--only Jim Wight could write this definitive biography of the man who was not only his father but his best friend. NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.

The Real James Herriot

The Real James Herriot
Author : Jim Wight
Publisher :
Total Pages : 701
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0786225890
ISBN 13 : 9780786225897
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real James Herriot Book Description:

A portrait of the author of "All Creatures Great and Small" by his son describes the life and times of the Yorkshire veterinarian, his devotion to his family, his work as a rural veterinarian, and his writings.

The Real James Herriot

The Real James Herriot
Author : Jim Wight
Publisher :
Total Pages : 371
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 071814290X
ISBN 13 : 9780718142902
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real James Herriot Book Description:

All Things Herriot

All Things Herriot
Author : Sanford Sternlicht
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Total Pages : 188
Release : 1995-04-01
ISBN 10 : 0815603223
ISBN 13 : 9780815603221
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Herriot Book Description:

All Things Herriot is the first full-length book about this best-selling author, whose work, adapted for television, has swept through the world in one of the most popular and enduring series of all times: All Creatures Great and Small. Sanford Sternlicht offers a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment evaluation of the Herriot achievements, and it offers the most detailed biography of the real Herriot, James Alfred Wight, in print to date. He explores how this good-natured veterinarian came into existence and how he developed over the course of the series of books. How and why Herriot made the transition to television is examined as well as the effect the shows had on audiences. This is the story of the "creating" of James Herriot, how he captured the imagination of popular culture. This simple man, with his profound love for all creatures in his peaceable kingdom, has earned for himself a secure and enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and viewers alike.

James Herriot The Life of a Country Vet

James Herriot  The Life of a Country Vet
Author : Graham Lord
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 273
Release : 2012-11-22
ISBN 10 : 9780755364701
ISBN 13 : 0755364708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot The Life of a Country Vet Book Description:

Alf Wight, a modest Scottish writer, better known as James Herriot, wrote books that became worldwide best sellers, films, audiobooks, and a much-loved television show. In The Life of a Country Vet, Graham Lord has written a detailed and affectionate biography of this remarkable man. Lord carefully documents Wight's life, beginning with his childhood in Glasgow and his years in veterinary college. Following his development as a writer, the source of his pen name, and his struggles to get published. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary events and hidden tragedies in this seemingly magical life. Millions of fans laughed and cried at Wight's delightful stories of life as a vet. Lord reveals that some of the stories were utterly true, and some were utterly fictional. He illuminates the real relationships between the memorable characters that inhabit the books. This warm yet insightful portrait by Lord - who knew his subject very well - will be enjoyed by Wight's myriad of fans. It also dispels the myths that have grown around the life of one of the most famous and deeply loved vets the world has known.

James Herriot s Animal Stories

James Herriot s Animal Stories
Author : James Herriot
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2015-07-07
ISBN 10 : 1250059356
ISBN 13 : 9781250059352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot s Animal Stories Book Description:

When you enter the world of James Herriot's Animal Stories, you'll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey's inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo.

James Herriot

James Herriot
Author : James Herriot
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 218
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0313294496
ISBN 13 : 9780313294495
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot Book Description:

Offers an examination of the Scottish veterinarian's five major works published between 1972 and 1992.

James Herriot

James Herriot
Author : Mitzi Brunsdale
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Total Pages : 195
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D01438381V
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Herriot Book Description:

With James Herriot, Mitzi Brunsdale contributes the first full-length literary study of this beloved writer. Arguing that central to Herriot's writing is the morality underlying his seemingly simple tales, the book combines a lively writing style with a balanced critical appraisal to evaluate the writer's life and works. Organizing her material in 10 chapters, Brunsdale first presents an engaging biographical portrait of her subject and then discusses each of the works by category - Herriot's principal autobiographical collections, his series of children's books, the travel volume James Herriot's Yorkshire, and the films and tapes. Punctuating the analyses are telling, often wry comments gleaned from Herriot's interviews and observations from various critics and other contemporaries. "My books are a restatement of old values: hard work and integrity," James Herriot often remarked. In this study readers will come to appreciate the importance of that sentiment to all Herriot's efforts and, along the way, will be thoroughly entertained and informed. An excellent companion to courses in popular culture, James Herriot holds irresistible appeal for students, librarians, and general readers.

Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing
Author : James Herriot
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN 10 : 1250075718
ISBN 13 : 9781250075710
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Living Thing Book Description:

This fifth and final installment in James Herriot's heartwarming collection brings back familiar friends (including old favorites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric vet Calum Buchanan. Every Living Thing is a perfect opportunity for existing fans of Herriot's work to reacquaint themselves with his writing, and for those who've never read him to see what generations of animal lovers have already discovered: James Herriot is that rarest of creatures, a genuine master storyteller.

The Christmas Day Kitten

The Christmas Day Kitten
Author : James Herriot
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages : 32
Release : 1993-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9780312097677
ISBN 13 : 0312097670
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christmas Day Kitten Book Description:

"Christmas can never go by without my remembering a certain little cat." So begins The Christmas Day Kitten, another true story from James Herriot's rich experience as a country vet. As always, the tale includes a vivid group of characters on two legs and four: Mrs. Pickering and her three stately Basset hounds, James himself, and Debbie, the self-possesed stray cat who makes a special contribution to Christmas at the Pickering house. This is one of James Herriot's own favorite stories, and it is sure to be one of yours.