James Herriot grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College in 1939. Shortly afterwards he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995. His stories about his life as a vet in Yorkshire have charmed and delighted millions of readers in the twenty years since his first book, If Only They Could Talk, was published in 1972. Herriot's books have sold in excess of 14 million copies in their Pan editions and are now being enjoyed by a completely new generation of readers.
Contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. (pb)