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eBook If Only They Could Talk (Windsor Selections) ePub

by James Herriot

  • ISBN: 0862204453
  • Category: Agricultural Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: James Herriot
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (September 4, 1991)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1505 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1323 kb
  • Other: doc mbr mobi txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 413

Description

with gratitude and affection.

with gratitude and affection. I lay face down on the cobbled floor in a pool of nameless muck, my arm deep inside the straining cow, my feet scrabbling for a toe hold between the stones. I was stripped to the waist and the snow mingled with the dirt and the dried blood on my body. I could see nothing outside the circle of flickering light thrown by the smoky oil lamp which the farmer held over me.

I grew up reading James Herriot's book and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming .

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. Fresh out of Veterinary College, and shoulder-deep in an uncooperative cow, James Herriot’s first job is not panning out exactly as expected. 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. Bulls with sunstroke, pigs on the run and a cake-eating Peke with a betting habit.

Apart from being incredibly entertaining, Herriot’s books also offer a historical perspective at the practice of veterinary science that was followed in Britain during the time period. The imaginative power of James Herriot and his capacity as a storyteller are praiseworthy as these amusing stories are not dry descriptions of incidents from his days as a veterinary surgeon, but they are often spruced up by the author with smartly crafted elements of humor to evoke absolute joy and laughter in the reader.

Autobiography: General.

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When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. I love all James Herriot and this one is no exception. However, if you have read the US released books, there is a LOT of overlap. How will he get on with his new boss? Herriot's books form the basis of the popular BBC TV series All Creatures Great and Small I love all James Herriot and this one is no exception.

I was stripped to the waist and the snow mingled with the dirt and the dried blood on my body.

James Herriot's Book "If Only They Could Talk". Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. Book arrived in great condition and very quickly. Jame's Herriot's books make great gifts. Published by Thriftbooks

James Herriot's Book "If Only They Could Talk". I have read many of James Herriot's books, and enjoyed every one. This one is as good as the others. I have even given a copy of this to our son-in-law and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Fresh out of Veterinary College, and shoulder-deep in an uncooperative cow, James Herriot's first job is not panning out exactly as expected. But even life in the sleepy village of Darrowby has its challenges.

Comments

ME ME
This book made me cry. I had a hard time catching my breath. It was so damn funny. It was also poignant. I love the time period - 1930s - and the locale - York. This took me forever to read. It's basically vignettes so I'd read one story and set the book down for a week. But I prefer to think of it as savoring. It was so good, and extremely well written. The humor sprung up naturally from the situations and never seemed forced. I really can't recommend this enough. I know, I know, I'm late to this party - this book has been out for 40 years and I'm just now discovering it - but that doesn't make it any less impressive. Enjoy.
Defolosk Defolosk
One of the few authors I could read forever.
Djang Djang
Another Herriot classic
Hanad Hanad
Always loved his books as a child and was so pleased they were no less beautifully written and entertaining as I recall. He describes the life and unique challenges of being a country vet with such vivid imagery one holds one sides laughing, he captures the beauty of the countryside and the, oft well hidden but genuine, charm of it's folk and the difficulties of dealing not only with his patients but also their owners!
Kaghma Kaghma
I have watched the James Herriot television series in the 1970's. A coincidence set me reading the books. "If only they could talk" starts in the 1930's, when James Herriot is newly graduated. He finds employment as an assistant vet in a country practise in Yorkshire (UK). Each chapter is a small story revolving around the practise, the trial and error of curing animals or the Yorkshire community. The stories are lighthearted and full of humour. James Herriot has a true compassion for animals great and small. A great read. Definitely recommended.
Stylish Monkey Stylish Monkey
I love all James Herriot and this one is no exception. However, if you have read the US released books, there is a LOT of overlap.
Lightseeker Lightseeker
Nice relaxing book to read.It lets you know life isn't always easy ,but can be rewarding.Always liked Mr. Cerritos books
Love love love this whole series! I cant say enough about it. i have enjoyed reading and re-reading this series for several years and there is just nothing like it. Great stories of a Vets life in the olden days of england. Colorful descriptions and comedic and gripping writting. I would suggest this book for anyone looking for a chuckle or aspiring veterinarians... like me!!