Vets Might Fly

Vets Might Fly

By: James Herriot
Published by: Michael Joseph Ltd. (London)
Publication Date: 1976
Series: James Herriot's Veterinarian Memoirs and Stories
Series Number: 5

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The new book by James Herriot finds the young vet from Glasgow thrown into another new environment in the RAF.  He tells us of his experiences in air force blue, looking at service life with characteristic dry humour, but his heart is still in the green hills of Yorkshire, with his newly-married wife and his animal patients. The book is about those things and the eternal fascinating challenge of veterinary work.  As James Herriot's thoughts wander back over the rich memories from his life as a veterinary surgeon, a host of new characters and old friends, animals and humans, march cross the pages, all revealing Herriot himself with his dedication to the job and his unequalled capacity for seeing the silly side of things.  The doctoring of animals is interwoven with triumph and failure, humour and sadness.   And behind it all there is a constant awareness of the countryside, the stark beauty of the high Yorkshire dales.  This is a book for those who love animals, the country and laughter.

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All Things Wise and Wonderful Reprint

All Things Wise and Wonderful        
Reprinted in 1976 by St. Martin's Press
Available formats: Hardcover
Series: James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small Members Only
Series Number: 3
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First American edition. This book incorporates Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin.

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