James Herriot : the life of a country vet / Graham Lord.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st Carroll & Graf ed.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
    • ISBN:
      0786704608 (cloth)
    • Accession Number:
      97019741
    • Accession Number:
      fay.51065
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LORD, G. James Herriot : the life of a country vet. [s.l.] : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1997. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lord G. James Herriot : The Life of a Country Vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers; 1997. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lord, G. (1997). James Herriot : the life of a country vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lord, Graham. 1997. James Herriot : The Life of a Country Vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065.
    • Harvard:
      Lord, G. (1997) James Herriot : the life of a country vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lord, G 1997, James Herriot : the life of a country vet, Carroll & Graf Publishers, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lord, Graham. James Herriot : The Life of a Country Vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1997. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lord, Graham. James Herriot : The Life of a Country Vet. Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1997. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lord G. James Herriot : the life of a country vet [Internet]. Carroll & Graf Publishers; 1997 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.51065

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 October 1997

Fans of James Herriot will relish this affectionate biography of the gentle Yorkshire vet who charmed millions with his humorous and poignant tales of his life as a country veterinarian. Born James Alfred Wight and raised in a working-class Glasgow slum, he adopted the pen name of James Herriot when he authored his first book. After graduating from Glasgow Veterinary College in 1941, Alf was hired by Donald Sinclair to assist him in reviving his moribund veterinary practice in the picturesque yet primitive Yorkshire Dales. Subsequently, Donald Sinclair and his brother Brian served as the prototypes for the enormously popular characters of Siegfried and Tristan Famon featured in the Herriot books. Over 50 when he published his first book, Alf was amazed and unprepared for his rapid rise to fame and fortune. Though the author of a string of best-selling books that inspired the delightful television series All Creatures Great and Small, Alf remained a working vet. A must read for both Herriot admirers and animal lovers. ((Reviewed October 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 1997 November

Lord, former literary editor and books columnist of the Sunday Express in the United Kingdom, offers a warm, candid portrait of one of the most beloved authors in recent times. James Herriot, born Alf Wight (1916-95), was able to attend veterinary college despite a poor childhood in Scotland. In 1940, he joined a practice in Yorkshire where, though underpaid, he remained for his entire career. After years of receiving rejections from publishers, the unassuming veterinarian finally had a book published in 1970?the autobiographical If Only They Could Talk (Book 1 of All Creatures Great and Small in the United States) under the name James Herriot. Herriot's gentle books on the life of a country vet were huge best sellers, largely because of Lord's early review, and later became films and a popular TV series. Lord's frequent musings on Herriot's embellishing details of his life for print weaken an otherwise strong narrative?after all, Lord shows us that Herriot was modest and self-effacing in the extreme. An entertaining and poignant remembrance; highly recommended.?Diane G. Premo, Rochester P.L., N.Y. Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1997 October #3

Herriot (1916-1995), who became a celebrity with his stories of life as a country vet, was born James Alfred (Alf) Wight, a Scotsman who grew up in poverty in Glasgow. A self-effacing man, he once remarked, "I make myself as colourless as possible." Because of this, and the fact that he fictionalized his life as well as his books, he remains a mystery even in this candid biography by a long-time friend. Since Wight never discussed his early years, Lord (Ghosts of King Solomon's Mines) fills in his background with descriptions of working-class life in Glasgow in the 1920s and '30s and of Wight's alma mater, Glasgow Veterinary College. To understand his professional and personal relationships, especially with his wife, Joan, and with Donald Sinclair, the owner of the Yorkshire veterinary clinic where Wight practiced for more than 50 years, Lord relies on the observations of Wight's friends and acquaintances. Wight comes across as likable but elusive, a thoroughly professional writer who persisted until, in middle age, he succeeded in getting published and then learned to tailor his books to the market. Photos. (Nov.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews