eBook-Tipp: Biografien von James Herriot

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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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Biografie von James Herriot

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?

All Things Wise and Wonderful

Biografie von James Herriot

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?

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