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James Herriot - The Life of a Contry Vet

Graham Lord

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ISBN 10: 0747257205 / ISBN 13: 9780747257202
Published by Headline, 1998
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: James Herriot - The Life of a Contry Vet

Publisher: Headline

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: New Ed.

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James Herriot, the modest Scotsman who wrote books that became worldwide bestsellers, two popular films, and a much-loved television show, died in 1995 at the age of seventy-eight. In this first full biography of the beloved veterinarian and author, Graham Lord pays tribute to this remarkable man whose calm and reserve remained unchanged by phenomenal success and adulation. in color.

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It's difficult to perform the straight narrative of a biography entertainingly, but Paul Michael does a good job by changing his accents on the few occasions when non-Herriot characters are quoted. His overall intonation is properly regional, and anyone who enjoyed All Creatures Great and Small would probably enjoy this audiobook. The book focuses on distinguishing between the lives of the pseudonymous James Herriot and his creator, veterinarian Alf Wight. There were many similarities and some differences, as when Wight made embellishments to his own life for interviewers. It's especially interesting to see how the fictional characters stack up against their real-life counterparts. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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