All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #7

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Sometimes you have to return and revisit one of your favorite books and television shows and one such series is All Creature Great and Small, a series of books by Yorkshire vet James Herriot and a television show which aired on the BBC from 1978-1990.  The show is a dramatization of the original stories by James Herriot in the book of the same name and its sequels. The gentleness of the the stories and characters has always attracted us to the show as well as the original books and I would highly recommend you check out the series either via Netflix or versions found on YouTube.

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“James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940’s. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care.”

In September we were able to visit the home and practice of James Herriot (whose real name is Alf Wight) in Thirsk, UK, during the 100th anniversary of his birth. Here is a picture of us on the mock-up of the television set at the World of James Herriot Visitor Attraction.


All Creatures Great and Small (and more) by James Herriot


 More books by and about James Herriot

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The World of James Herriot Museum, Thirsk, UK

Previously in the Douglas E. Welch 2016 Gift Guide…
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