Vets Might Fly

Vets Might Fly

A few months of married bliss, a lovers' nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. James Herriot's fifth volume of memoirs relocates him to a training camp somewhere in England. And in between square pounding and digging for victory, he dreams of the people and livestock he left behind him.

'There are funny cases, sad cases, farm animals and pets, downright farmers, ladies of refinement, hard-bitten NCOs and of course, the immortal Siegfried and Tristan' The "Sunday Times"

'Another winner... as always hilariously funny' The "Sunday Telegraph"

'It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company' "Observer"

Title:Vets Might Fly
ISBN:9780330443586
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  • Sharon

    Vets Might Fly is the fifth book in the All Creatures Great And Small series and what a fabulous series it has been. In this book we follow vet James Harriet as he sets out on his RAF training. James ...

  • Katie Jenks

    239 pages. I love this book. It is not my favorite in the series though because there is a lot of focus on James' military career. He does talk about other funny vet stories in his book though. I thin...

  • Robert Day

    Funny and heartwarming stories about a rural vet that nothing I could say here would give you the remotest flavour of how wonderful and real these stories are so ignore everything I say and just go ou...

  • Judith Johnson

    Only three books to left in my box set, alas!...

  • Barry Haworth

    I've been reading a few Herriot books lately, and this one is more of the same. Very entertaining, light reading, this time covering the period when Herriot was training with the RAF, a period which i...

  • Wrong Train, Right Time

    James Herriot's books are semi-autobiographical accounts of life as a country veterinarian in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. They consist of fairly short chapters, most of which are focused on a case of par...

  • Susie

    This is the second of two James Herriot books that I picked up for next to nothing in a second-hand bookshop. I’d dabbled with a bit of Herriot as a young teen, sneaking away my mum’s Readers Dige...

  • Nicola Pierce

    I finished this, last week, on Valentine's Day. About ten days before that, I had been diagnosed with cancer and the shock was so great that it stopped me from reading anything longer than a label on ...

  • Saku Nielsen

    If ever you want to know about the English people and their ways, this is what you should read. Although it is no 5 in a series of books just go ahead. More heartfelt and warm than anything you could ...

  • Charles Harrison

    Finished this a while ago and I enjoyed it much as I did the previous ones. I think what made this stand out was reading about the war/ time in the RAF. It became apparent that the warmth of the writi...