The story of James Herriot's formative years at veterinary college - now in paperback
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.
A delightful dollop of nostalgia and a reminder of the joy of
Herriot's antics. * Daily Mail *
Admirers of Herriot's best-selling novels will find much to enjoy here. * Choice *
A fascinating look at Herriot's childhood and student days. -- Shari Low * Daily Record *
Herriot learnt his trade when animal medicine was a profession that 'trialed the faint miasma of witchcraft' about it. It's that hint of magic that made Herriot so famous. * The Lady *