James Herriot


Born
in Sunderland, The United Kingdom
October 03, 1916

Died
February 23, 1995

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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
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4.26 avg rating — 12,038 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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Every Living Thing  (All Cr...

4.47 avg rating — 9,881 ratings — published 1992 — 56 editions
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

4.33 avg rating — 5,915 ratings — published 1972 — 24 editions
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James Herriot's Cat Stories

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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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