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"The attraction of Herriot's ever popular memoirs of a country vet...is their alternating highs and lows, humour and pathos, and gripping anecdotes about delivering lambs, grumpy farmers, hypochondriac pet-owners, stroppy cows and blunt Yorkshire characters. And, of course, there's a powerful nostalgia element in these stories about our green and pleasant land in the day before the ravages of ribbon development."--Daily Mail

"On original release in the 1970s, James Herriot's insights into the life of a working vet were so popular and enchanting to readers that the area of the Yorkshire Dales in which he practised became known as 'James Herriot country'."
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Contains Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Great book ! Herriot writes for the casual refer as well as for the vet, with witty stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes.
A delightful read !
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Par Un client le 13 août 2002
Format: Poche
Ce livre est un grand classique parmi les livres d'humour anglais. Il raconte les aventures d'un jeune vétérinaire dans les Yorkshire Dales en Angleterre. James Herroit arrive, diplôme en poche, chez l'eccentrique Siegfried et Tristan pour soigner les animaux, et parfois les humains, dans la campagne. Fous rires assurés avec ses portraits géniaux des fermiers et d'autres habitants du coin, et des situations dingues dans lesquelles il se trouve par inadvertance, ignorance ou mal chance.
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Par Blue Dolphin TOP 50 COMMENTATEURS le 28 juin 2012
Format: Relié
The sequel to the hugely successful 'All Creatures Great and Small' does not disappoint. James Alfred Wight (writing under the pen name of James Herriot) gives us another funny, loving, entertaining, enlightening, delightful look into the life of a country vet. This time the narrative is less direct and instead we get a series of short stories (not always in strict chronological order) still vibrant with the (sometimes infuriating) personalities of both men and beasts, and alive with Herriot's deep love of the Dales and the challenging job he has embraced. One of my all-time favourite literary characters features in several of the anecdotes: the smooth, classy, unflappable Grenville Bennett, with his immaculate surgery, and his elegant, gorgeous wife whom James is destined to always meet while in the reduced state of a gibbering idiot. The spectre of WW2 hangs over the land and the book ends with one last successful intervention on a dog before James is called to arms.

If you enjoyed the first book, you will most likely love this sequel. There is a little more factual detail on the veterinary side of things but the same infectious humour prevails and the funny bits are still hilarious even when we know what's coming. A classic, suitable for everyone, and which has stood the test of time.
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Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Although the proud owner of the paper version (and the whole series as well) I had to purchase the Kindle edition to be able to read some parts anytime anywhere. It is the very first book in the series, I think it's best to start with this one to understand the setting and witness James's first introduction to his new boss and the Yorkshire Dales countryside and farmers. Absolutely hilarious, I remember laughting out loud in a train carriage years ago, unable to help it... The beautiful setting makes you dream, you feel empathy with the main characters, you get to know the everyday life of a rural veterinary surgeon in the 1920s... A must-have if you're looking for a funny book. Also for vet students interested in their trade history. Delighful!
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Par Dolphin TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURS le 12 octobre 2015
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When this book was published in the States in 1972, it caused a sensation. Critics and publishers alike called it “a miracle” and, for once, they were right. Its success prompted its author to write two sequels and several other books, and in time everything Herriot-related created a kind of industry, including an excellent TV series. Recently, a stage adaptation premièred in 2010, and late last year a BBC drama called “Young James Herriot” started airing on TV, based in part on a biography written by his son. With all these derivative projects, it pays to remember that the original books are still exceptionally good and worth rediscovering.

Set in the late thirties onwards, these hilarious anecdotes (loosely based on real-life events) relate the adventures and misadventures of a city-bred, newly-qualified vet who settles down to his first paying job in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales, where life is tough, men are tougher, money is short, and animals are mostly viewed as commodities and crops. James Herriot gets properly stuck in and finds that being a good vet is only part of the job. Siegfried Farnon, his jovial but mercurially unpredictable boss, requires careful handling, the local farmers would test the patience of a saint, and when Siegfried's younger brother Tristan comes home to help with the practice, tensions between the brothers soon escalate until James is unwittingly caught in the middle of some pretty serious domestic warfare. As if his life weren't already full, romance beckons but the path of true love is, as always, strewn with difficulties. The narrative is delightful, a perfect mix of humour and moving realism as the young vet's initially diffident and hostile clients gradually begin to accept the outsider (and a Scot to boot) and his difficult and often uncomfortable work starts to bring its own rewards. A heart-warming book suitable for absolutely everyone.
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Par Blue Dolphin TOP 50 COMMENTATEURS le 27 juin 2012
Format: Poche
When this book was published in the States in 1972, it caused a sensation. Critics and publishers alike called it “a miracle” and, for once, they were right. Its success prompted its author to write two sequels and several other books, and in time everything Herriot-related created a kind of industry, including an excellent TV series. Recently, a stage adaptation premièred in 2010, and late last year a BBC drama called “Young James Herriot” started airing on TV, based in part on a biography written by his son. With all these derivative projects, it pays to remember that the original books are still exceptionally good and worth rediscovering.

Set in the late thirties onwards, these hilarious anecdotes (loosely based on real-life events) relate the adventures and misadventures of a city-bred, newly-qualified vet who settles down to his first paying job in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales, where life is tough, men are tougher, money is short, and animals are mostly viewed as commodities and crops. James Herriot gets properly stuck in and finds that being a good vet is only part of the job. Siegfried Farnon, his jovial but mercurially unpredictable boss, requires careful handling, the local farmers would test the patience of a saint, and when Siegfried's younger brother Tristan comes home to help with the practice, tensions between the brothers soon escalate until James is unwittingly caught in the middle of some pretty serious domestic warfare. As if his life weren't already full, romance beckons but the path of true love is, as always, strewn with difficulties. The narrative is delightful, a perfect mix of humour and moving realism as the young vet's initially diffident and hostile clients gradually begin to accept the outsider (and a Scot to boot) and his difficult and often uncomfortable work starts to bring its own rewards. A heart-warming book suitable for absolutely everyone.
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