James Herriot





James Herriot

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born
in Sunderland, The United Kingdom
October 03, 1916

died
February 23, 1995

gender
male

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About this author

James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight, an English veterinary surgeon and writer. Wight is best known for his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.

In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow Veterinary College. In January 1940, he took a brief job at a veterinary practice in Sunderland, but moved in July to work in a rural practice based in the town of Thirsk, Yorkshire, close to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, where he was to remain for the rest of his life. The original practice is now a museum, "The World of James Herriot...more


Average rating: 4.30 · 191,740 ratings · 4,543 reviews · 90 distinct works · Similar authors
All Creatures Great and Small
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 71,511 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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All Things Bright and Beaut...
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All Things Wise and Wonderful
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16,132 ratings — published 1976 — 39 editions
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The Lord God Made Them All
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11,762 ratings — published 1981 — 42 editions
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All Creatures Great and Sma...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,756 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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James Herriot's Treasury fo...
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Every Living Thing
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James Herriot's Dog Stories
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
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“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
James Herriot, James Herriot's Cat Stories

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

“A farmer once told me one of the greatest luxuries of his life was to wake up early only to go back to sleep again.”
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