Wednesday, July 22, 2009

james herriot

I'm back to doing what i like and enjoy best. I read James Herriot: All Creatures Great and Small. I remember having read/heard about this book a long time ago. I chanced upon this book, only last year.

It's a lovely book. The book revolves around the protagonist, a veterinarian and his life in Yorkshire. The people, the food, the lifestyle, the animals. It reflects the life of the author, who was a vet himself. The read is easy, with funny anecdotes put in every now and then. Experiences of the vet with his boss, the horse, cows, pigs on farmland, the farmers themselves, is endearing. The language is rustic at some places.

The author has a couple of other novels in his name, like All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful etc.

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