ALL of the James Herriot books should be required reading for everyone! I loved them all!
This one combines the most moving and hilarious stories of all his books. We read them aloud every evening and the whole family enjoyed them...great family books.
I loved reading about Dr. James Herriot's favorite memories throughout his life as a vet, and husband. He cares for creatures, and it shows in this memoir... Anyone who loves animals would love to read this book. It is some extensive reading but wonderful summer with lemonade, or rainy weekend curled up with some tea. My advice would be to find this book, and cherish it!
This is a more beautiful cover than shown and is a beautiful gift or coffee-table copy. I fell in love with the writing of James Herriot all over again. I recommend this book if you want a compilation of all of the books he authored and contains stories from each one set chronologically. The side margin's contain small images and insightful descriptions of different animals, tools, veterinarian's equipment and even recipes that were all used in the area and era. They are delightful, insightful and inspiring stories and I enjoyed every minute of it, you will too!