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James Herriot

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

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  • All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James Herriot's classic book All Things Wise and Wonderful. This third bestselling collection finds beloved veterinarian James Herriot training for the Royal Air Force while going home to Yorkshire whenever he can to visit his wife and his many dear friends—of all species—and enthralling us once again with his marvelous and engaging stories.

  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James Herriot's classic book All Creatures Great and Small. These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot has become one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

  • James Herriot's Cat Stories--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt for James Herriot's Cat Stories, read by Christopher Timothy. What better match of author and subject than James Herriot and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world. This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite tales about one of his favorite animals -- each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

  • James Herriot's Animal Stories--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt of James Herriot's Animal Stories, read by Christopher Timothy. Here are ten delightful stories from the pen of the world's most beloved veterinarian—guaranteed to delight the Yorkshire vet's worldwide legions of fans.

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James Herriot's book All Things Bright and Beautiful. The world's most beloved animal doctor delightfully continues where he left off in All Creatures Great and Small with new adventures through the Yorkshire dales-- and a whole new menagerie of memorable patients.

  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small. This audio program collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young readers. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories--radiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown--are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all.

  • James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James' Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories. In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both laughter and tears, and Herriot's personal introduction and notes make this tribute by a master storyteller to man's best friend a book to be treasured for many years to come.

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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...

Available 04/28/2015Pre-Order

James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

James Herriot; Illustrations by Lesley Holmes

"When I decided to be a vet, I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs." - from the IntroductionJames Herriot would go on to become so much...

Available 11/11/2014Pre-Order

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

James Herriot; Illustrated by Ruth Brown and Peter Barrett

Children have always found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning stories for young readers bring the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire to vibrant life. Featuring a host...

Available 10/28/2014Pre-Order

The second volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesMillions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty...

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