It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

How on earth did James Herriot come to be sitting on a high Yorkshire moor, smelling vaguely of cows? James isn't sure, but he knows that he loves it. This second hilarious volume of memoirs contains more tales of James' unpredictable boss Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, animal mayhem galore and his first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen. 'He can tell a good story against himself, and his pleasure in the beauty of the countryside in which he works is infectious' - "Daily Telegraph". 'Full of warmth, wisdom and wit' - "The Field". 'It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company' - "Observer".

Title:It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780330443463
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    It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet Reviews

  • Sharon

    It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet is the second book in the series of All Creatures Great and Small. This was just as enjoyable as the first book and once again we are led on a delightful journey as Yorksh...

  • Julie

    This is the 2nd of James Herriot's books. The first I just casually liked. But since then I have fallen in love. If you ever feel like cuddling by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, but don't ...

  • YorkshireSue

    Loved all the James Herriot books. My parents began to read them when I was maybe 10 or so and they would laugh out loud but I was far too cool to read what my parents did until one day I had a misera...

  • Sarah

    I needed a break from depressing dystopian blood and gore, so I shifted gears and went back to my tried and true: James Herriot. Although his stories do involve nearly an equal amount of blood and gor...

  • Leslie

    I am a late-comer to the Herriot books, but am utterly enchanted by the 1930's rural Yorkshire setting and the poignant, gently comic stories about the people and their animals. The old social customs...

  • Maria

    I remember reading one of the illustrated omnibus collections of James Herriot… All Creatures Great and Small. I absolutely loved it.And I loved this one too. It's just as funny as all the others, e...

  • Tarika

    James Herriot is delightful at any age. I've been reading him since I was in my early teens and now in my late twenties, he still makes me laugh out loud. His little world is so charming, his characte...

  • Julie

    I read all these as a teenager and forgot just how great they are, perfect reading for when you're starting a new job and bumbling around making mistakes as James Herriot feels your pain and writes of...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet is another one of James Herriot's masterpieces of "vet humor", with stories about his weird and hilarious adventures with animals. Destined to become a non-fic classic, it...

  • Meg

    A wonderful memoir from James Herriot, filled with entertaining stories of his work as a young vet in rural Yorkshire in the 1930s. Charming and well written. I read these books when I was younger and...