James Alfred „Alf“ Wight (* 3. Oktober 1916 in Roker, Sunderland; † 23. Februar 1995 in Thirlby bei Thirsk), besser bekannt unter seinem Pseudonym James Herriot, war ein englischer Tierarzt und Buchautor. Die Geschichten aus seinem Beruf sind sehr unterhaltsam und längst Klassiker.
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Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer’s daughter, James Herriot thinks he’s finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby – and Helen – for ever.
Band 2 der Serie. “James Herriot is a pied piper with the written word. He eases his readers into loving, liking and laughing at familiar characters, animal and human.” (The Los Angeles Times) (301 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 498 Seiten noch günstig?
Training as an RAF pilot in the smoke and bustle of London is a far cry from James Herriot’s day job as a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales. And while he is keen to serve Queen and country, James cannot help but miss his life in Darrowby – despite frequent arguments between his colleagues, bad-tempered cattle and equally irritable farmers, and the continuing saga of Cedric the flatulent dog. But most of all he misses his wife Helen; pregnant with their first child.
Band 3 der Serie. “Surely no one can read Herriot without gaining a new and compassionate insight into ‚All Things Wise and Wonderful‘ in the world around him. A grand book.” (The Baltimore Sun) (528 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 458 Seiten noch günstig?