Author(s): James Herriot
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet sees recently qualified vet James Herriot firmly ensconced in the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and acclimatized to life with his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon. But veterinary practice in the 1930s was never going to be easy, and there are challenges on the horizon, from persuading his clients to let him use his 'modern' equipment, to becoming an uncle to a pig called Nugent. Throw in his first encounters with Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, and this year looks to be as eventful as the last ...This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of the second volume in James Herriot's memoirs, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, features an afterword by actress Carol Drinkwater, who starred as Helen Herriot in the BBC's All Creatures Great and Small. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
The second volume of James Herriot's hilarious memoirs about life as a country vet.
James Herriot, a pseudonym for James Alfred Wight, grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. 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 first book, If Only They Could Talk was published in 1972 followed by six more volumes of memoir. The books were televised in the enormously popular series All Creatures Great and Small.