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by John Lewis-Stempel

Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: BBC Books (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.7
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We all know James Herriot, the author of the legendary All Creatures Great and Small, but how did a young student named Alf Wight . The subtitle of this book is precise and deliberate: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot

We all know James Herriot, the author of the legendary All Creatures Great and Small, but how did a young student named Alf Wight become the man who won the hearts of readers the world over? Young Herriot is the fascinating story of Alf’s formative years in Glasgow and the work at the veterinary college that began his career. The subtitle of this book is precise and deliberate: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot. It is the biography of the real James Herriot, Alf Wight, but it is also the biography of the world in which he grew up and studied, of Glasgow and of veterinary medicine, because this world helps to explain him and his uniqueness.

Xvi, 223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 25 cm. Young Herriot tells the fascinating story of James Herriot's formative years at veterinary college

Xvi, 223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 25 cm. Young Herriot tells the fascinating story of James Herriot's formative years at veterinary college. Set in Glasgow in the 1930s - pre-antibiotics, when veterinary practice was, as Herriot wrote, 'more art than science' - the book shines a light on his calling to work with animals (which began when he read an article in "Meccano Magazine" entitled 'Veterinary Surgery as a Career'), his early friendships and quest for knowledge at Glasgow's Veterinary College.

John Lewis-Stempel (born 1967) is an English farmer, writer, and Sunday Times Top 5 best selling author. He was born in Herefordshire, where his family have lived for over 700 years. He has written on a range of subjects from Native Americans to fatherhood, but specialises in military history and natural history under his family name. He is a former columnist for The Sunday Express (for which he still writes features), and currently a columnist for Country Life

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Young Herriot: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot John . John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. John writes for Country Life and won the BMSE Columnist of the Year Award in 2016.

John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His previous books include The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food, Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field, which won the 2015 Wainwright Prize, The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Wainwright Prize, Where Poppies Blow, which won the prize, The Wood: The Life and Times of Cockshutt Wood, and most recently.

John Lewis-Stempel is the author of a number of books, including . interesting though a little bland. finished earlier than i would have expected in james' life.

John Lewis-Stempel is the author of a number of books, including Six Weeks, The Autobiography of a British Soldier, England- The Autobiography and The Wild Life, in which he lived on food foraged and hunted for in the fields and cops around his seventeenth-century farm, in Herefordshire. James Herriot was the pen name of Alf Wight, who only turned to writing at the age of 50, after a long career in veterinary medicine. Alf Wight qualified as a vet from Glasgow's Veterinary College in 1939 and moved to Thirsk, in Yorkshire, in 1940.

Young James Herriot : The Making of the World's Most Famous Ve.

Young James Herriot : The Making of the World's Most Famous Vet. by John Lewis-Stempel. Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot's formative years at veterinary college, recounting the tales behind his calling to work with animals and his early friendships.

We had no antibiotics, few drugs. A lot of time was spent pouring things down cows' throats. The whole thing added up to a lot of laughs. There's more science now, but not so many laughs. We all know James Herriot, possibly the most famous vet in the world. But how did a young student named Alf Wight become the man who would charm millions of readers the world over? Young Herriot tells the fascinating story of James Herriot's formative years at veterinary college.

Young Herriot uses previously unpublished diaries and casebooks from Herriot's days as a student to bring to life a fascinating time and place, and represents .

Young Herriot uses previously unpublished diaries and casebooks from Herriot's days as a student to bring to life a fascinating time and place, and represents a thrilling new addition to the James Herriot canon. Daily Mail "Admirers of Herriot's best-selling novels will find much to enjoy here.

The fascinating formative veterinary college years of the most famous vet in the world, the author of All Creatures Great and Small

We had no antibiotics, few drugs. A lot of time was spent pouring things down cows' throats. The whole thing added up to a lot of laughs. There's more science now, but not so many laughs.

How did a young student named Alf Wight become James Herriot, the man who would charm millions of readers the world over? Set in Glasgow in the 1930s—pre-antibiotics, when veterinary practice was, as Herriot wrote, "more art than science"—the book shines a light on his calling to work with animals (which began when he read an article in Meccano Magazine entitled "Veterinary Surgery as a Career"), his early friendships and quest for knowledge at Glasgow's Veterinary College, and the early development of his legendary compassion for animals. Young Herriot uses previously unpublished diaries and casebooks from Herriot's days as a student to bring to life a fascinating time and place, and represents a thrilling new addition to the James Herriot canon.