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James Herriot


(James Alfred Wight)
UK flag (1916 - 1995)

James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, also known as Alf Wight (3 October 1916 - 23 February 1995), a British 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.
 

Genres: General Fiction, Children's Fiction
 
Series
All Creatures Great and Small
   1. If Only They Could Talk (1970)
   2. It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972)
   3. Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973)
   4. Vet in Harness (1974)
   5. Vets Might Fly (1976)
   6. Vet in a Spin (1977)
   7. The Lord God Made Them All (1981)
   8. Every Living Thing (1992)
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Collections
   Horse and Pony Stories (1986) (with others)
   The Wonderful World of James Herriot (2023)
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James Herriot recommends
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A Countryman's Lot (1991)
(Tales from the Dales)
Max Hardcastle
"A happy, satisfying and very funny book."
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Nop's Trials (1984)
Donald McCaig
"Poignant, authentic, beautiful... gripping as a thriller... Jack London's books made me cry as a boy and this nearly did the same to me now."
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They Must Have Seen Me Coming (1978)
Louise Brindley
"This is a funny book, a warm and exciting book about ordinary people - the kind who exist in every town - old folk, who are so easily ignored and whose problems are submerged in the rush of life... touching and vastly entertaining."

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Books containing stories by James Herriot
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The Sophisticated Cat (1992)
A Gathering of Stories, Poems, And Miscellaneous Writings About Cats
edited by
Daniel Halpern and Joyce Carol Oates

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