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If Only They Could Talk, by James Herriot

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Anna | 978 comments I am reading this book for week 25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you. It's a funny and light read, full of interesting characters and quirky humour.
The Goodreads synopsis:
When the newly qualified vet, James Herriot, arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea of the new friends he will meet or adventures that lie ahead. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series "All Creatures Great and Small", this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles James Herriot's first years as a country vet, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over. Here is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic of wild places and beautiful countryside.


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Aglaea | 371 comments We had a book on horses or dogs by him when growing up, but I have no idea of what happened to it. Never read it, always meant to. His writing sounds charming.


Anna | 978 comments Charming is the right word...funny and charming. It was a really hard world, before antibiotics and modern medicines, out in the freezing countryside at all hours, but he was content with that life, and that comes through his writing.


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