If Only They Could Talk: The Classic Memoir of a 1930s Vet (Paperback)
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If Only They Could Talk: The Classic Memoir of a 1930s Vet (Paperback)

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'I grew up reading James Herriot's book and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then.' - Kate Humble

Fresh out of Veterinary College, and shoulder-deep in an uncooperative cow, James Herriot's first job is not panning out exactly as expected . . .

To a Glaswegian like James, 1930s Yorkshire appears to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But even life in the sleepy village of Darrowby has its challenges. On the one hand there are his new colleagues, Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, two brothers who attract a constant stream of local girls to whom James is strangely invisible. On the other he must contend with herds of semi-feral cattle, gruff farmers with incomprehensible accents and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo . . .

Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, If Only They Could Talk is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic and beauty of Britain's wild places.

James Herriot's books were televised in the enormously popular series All Creatures Great and Small.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330518154
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 16 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


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Bulls with sunstroke, pigs on the run and a cake-eating Peke with a betting habit . . . I grew up reading James Herriot's book and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then. -- Kate Humble
It's a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company. * Observer *
After an evening among his tales, anyone with as much as a dog or a budgerigar will feel he should move to Darrowby at once. * Yorkshire Post *

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“If Only They Could Talk”

As a lover of animals from a family of animal fanatics, I've been recommended the James Herriot books more times than I can remember.
Having finally sat down and read the first book 'If Only They Could... More

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“Great stuff”

This is a generic review really. It applies to all of the books in this series and will be the same review on all of them. Each of the books are just such a joy to read. The writing is warm and comforting and the... More

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“Very small book not normal size”

I did not realise this was a small sized version. The print is tiny.
Would not have purchased this had I known. Off to find a magnifying glass.

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