James Herriot's Dog Stories: Warm And Wonderful Stories About The Animals Herriot Loves Best

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In the years after the publication of All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot became the most beloved storyteller of our time. The warm and joyful memoirs of his life as a country vet in England's Yorkshire have endeared him to countless readers around the world. In addition to the succeeding volumes in that series-All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing-his writing has appeared in eight children's books and in the special illustrated volumes James Herriot's Yorkshire and The Best of James Herriot. James Herriot's Cat Stories, with more than a million copies in print, became his most popular hardcover ever. And, in this volume, the kindly animal doctor collects fifty of his tales about his very favorite animal-man's best friend.

Herriot tells us that even at an early age "I was fascinated by dogs...I could never quite take dogs for granted. Why were they so devoted to the human race? Why should they delight in our company and welcome us home in transports of joy? Why should their greatest pleasure lie in being with us in our homes and wherever we were?...As a vet I could be with dogs all the time, attending to them, curing their illnesses, saving their lives." And although-as James Herriot was soon to find out-being a vet in the Yorkshire Dales meant caring for cows, sheep, and horses, with precious little time left over for "small animal" practice, somehow dogs continued to play a large pare in both his personal and his professional life.

Here are the complete dog stories form the first four volumes of his memoirs: a handsome collection of tales (some available nowhere else in America) that will warm the hearts of dog lovers around the world. Featuring a special introduction by the author and his own accompanying notes to each story, and warmly illustrated by Victor Ambrus, this tribute from man to dog is a volume no Herriot fan will want to be without.

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About the Author:

James Herriot grew up in Scotland and moved to Yorkshire after attending Glasgow Veterinary College. He was a practicing veterinarian in Yorkshire until his son took over his practice in the 1980s. His other books include James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories, a special gift collection joining ten of his best-loved canine tales with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Lesley Holmes, James Herriot died in 1995.

From AudioFile:

With all the escapades James Herriot captured in his stories of life as an English country vet, favorites are inevitable. Christopher Timothy, who played the British veterinarian on television, conveys his relish for the countryside and country folk, not to mention the animals. Timothy delivers the stories with cozy reminiscence and a soft burr. Collected from Herriot's various volumes, this title and Favorite Cat Stories are sold as two-cassette programs. Herriot's generous nature and honest concern coupled with Timothy's friendly style are a winning combination. The short length of these programs will also attract listeners. A great opportunity to introduce new listeners to audio. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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