James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot

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Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories. Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing. And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.
 

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James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by McClelland & Stewart. 160 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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(Herriot seems to spend half his time slipping on cow turds or with his arm up a cow's vagina, helping a birthing calf see the light of day.) The author's superbly gifted partner, Siegfried, is back, as is Herriot's loving wife, Helen.

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Featuring an introduction by Herriot's son (who took over his practice), and color illustrations by Lesley Holmes, the collection serves as a succinct reminder of the reasons for Herriot's success: his clear love of animals, his ability to match a droll wit (often exercised at his own expense) wi...

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(The day Ginny presses her nose against Herriot's was, he says, one of his ``greatest triumphs.'') And, most touchingly, there's the tale of Debbie, a stray who frequently visits the plush home of Mrs. Ainsworth, where she's fed and allowed to sit by the warm fire but stays for only a precious fe...

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Viewers of Herriot's TV series All Creatures Great and Small will find themselves in familiar territory here. We meet Olly and Ginny, feral kittens who disdained indoor life. Frisks's ``spells'' were

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Readers and viewers of the series All Creatures Great and Small will find old friends in this captivating collection of nine reprinted canine stories.

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Viewers of Herriot's TV series All Creatures Great and Small will find themselves in familiar territory here.

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