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The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father

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No one is better poised to write the biography of James Herriot than the son who worked alongside him in the Yorkshire veterinary practice when Herriot became an internationally bestselling author. Now, in this warm and poignant biography, Jim Wight ventures beyond his father's life as a veterinarian to reveal the man behind the stories--the private individual who refused to allow fame and wealth to interfere with his practice or his family. With access to all of his father's papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs--and intimate recollections of the farmers, locals, and friends who populate the James Herriot books--only Jim Wight could write this definitive biography of the man who was not only his father but his best friend.

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With full access to his father's papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and photos, Wight has created a fitting and affectionate tribute to the well-loved vet and author of "All Creatures Great and Small". of photos.

About the Author

Jim Wight, born in 1943, followed in his father's footsteps at the Glasgow Veterinary College, which by then was part of the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1966. In 1967 he joined the practice of Sinclair and Wight in Thirsk, working alongside his father and Donald Sinclair (aka Siegfried Famon) for the next twenty years, when Alf Wight retired. He is still a member of the practice.

Jim Wight and his wife, Gill, have a son and two daughters. They live in a village below Sutton Bank near Thirsk.

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ti07, November 12, 2014 (view all comments by ti07)
I loved the James Herriot books. It would be very interesting to read this follow up biography
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345434906
Author:
Wight, Jim
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Wight, James
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
England
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Veterinarians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st American trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
106-767
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.26x5.58x.86 in. .82 lbs.

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