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Vets Might Fly ❮PDF❯ ✭ Vets Might Fly ✩ Author James Herriot – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 reloca 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 suare 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 Vets Might PDF \ 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.


About the Author: James Herriot

James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight OBE FRCVS also known as Alf Wight an English veterinary surgeon and writer Wight is best known for his semi autobiographical stories often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptationsIn at the age of he ualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow.



10 thoughts on “Vets Might Fly

  1. Sharon Sharon says:

    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 thought he was fairly fit but after only a few hours of training he changed his mind As each day passed the training intensified and James had no idea how he would manage to get through to the end Tired sore and exhausted the only thing that kept him going was thoughts of home his loved one Helen friends and his workplace He thought working as a vet was tiring but it was nothing compared to RAF trainingI have thoroughly loved each and every book of this series and look forward to the next book in the series With many laugh out loud moments this book was a true delight to read Highly recommended


  2. Katie Jenks Katie Jenks says:

    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 think that these books are wonderfully written and a great read for everyone We should consider putting it in the english curriculum


  3. Robert Day Robert Day says:

    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 out an buy them and fall in love Having said that I wonder if I like them because I'm from the same part of the world and can identify with the characters and their exploits? Oh the horror


  4. Susan Susan says:

    This was a marvelous little addition to Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small series I first read the series back in high school often during English class after finishing the assigned reading What always sticks in my mind was the difficulty of containing laughter so I didn't disturb the rest of the class Like the others this book had plenty of laugh out loud moments In this book James has given up his vet practice to serve King and country As he reports for RAF training he prides himself on his fitness thanks to his work as a country vet It doesn't take him long to realize that his newly married status has made negative inroads on that fitness The book is filled with vignettes of those days of training both the painful and the amusing His vivid descriptions made me feel as if I was there from the long marches to the potato peeling to the seriousness of the task at hand Two of the RAF scenes stick with me one where they've been training for a visit from a senior officer and the other where he helps a local farmer with his harvest The overwhelming emotion of the RAF scenes is that of missing the people and animals at home Most of the RAF episodes described in the book bring flashbacks to things that occurred as a vet Herriot has a talent for bringing both people and animals to life I loved the glimpses into country life in 1930s Yorkshire and his commentary on the changes he witnessed I especially enjoyed the times when he poked fun at himself after learning a hard won lesson in humility I also liked his obvious love for the animals he treated and all of their uirks The dog who used to lie in wait for passersby walking on the other side of the fence made me laugh out loud There were some heartbreaking occasions when there was nothing that could be done and others that made me cry at a happy outcome Herriot's amazing depictions of people made it easy to envision them from Tristan's attempts at cooking to the various farmers and their personalities


  5. Judith Johnson Judith Johnson says:

    Only three books to left in my box set alas


  6. Barry Haworth Barry Haworth says:

    I've been reading a few Herriot books lately and this one is of the same Very entertaining light reading this time covering the period when Herriot was training with the RAF a period which included the birth of his first child Great stuff


  7. Wrong Train, Right Time Wrong Train, Right Time says:

    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 particular interest Some of the ongoing themes are his documentation of rural life in Yorkshire during a time of social upheaval the changing veterinary profession as new technologies arose and his own lifelong love affair with the Yorkshire Dales He writes with a lot of love and respect for his home and the people and animals that populate it and his descriptions of the Dales are incredibly beautiful This volume also covers the start of his service in the RAF during World War II though veterinary tales still make up the bulk of the book I remember these books are being really wonderful to read and they still are Herriot has a lovely funny writing style and he's not above poking gentle fun at his clients himself his colleagues and of course the animals He writes about animals in a clear eyed but loving way and it makes each anecdote a joy to read The books are also extremely interesting as a time capsule into a whole other era and world I enjoyed the accounts of the veterinary life but I also enjoyed the reflections on how time has changed the profession and the country he grew up in I didn't realize these books weren't completely autobiographical until not long ago The great amount of heart and detail in them speaks to the real James Herriot's affection for his life and vocationMy editions of these books are venerable old editions that I acuired probably literally half a lifetime ago at a yard sale I'm sure they'd be worth something to a collector somewhere if it weren't for the fact that they're very old paperbacks that are literally falling apart I remember loving them dearly enough to haul these aging books through multiple moves but on this latest reread the joy had faded a little Probably because I loved them so much that I've already memorized my favorite parts But they are wonderful comfort reads fascinating accounts of a very different and specific life One day I would like to read the rest of Herriot's books and upgrade my copies to a new hardier edition for permanent inclusion in my library


  8. Susie Susie says:

    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 Digest books her Mills Boons too As a kid it was great reading Rereading them now properly it really settles into you how great these books areNow this is only the second Herriot book that I’ve read Plus it’s actually not book two but book five downside of randomly picking up books second hand However the order doesn’t really matter so much Yes his life is uite a bit further along the line but where he actually is and what he’s actually doing just provides the backdrop for another series of anecdotes this time mostly nostalgia as he’s missing his Yorkshire home his new wife his new baby and all of his many customers – the local farmers and his patients their livestock It’s amazing how many tales can be found in such a setting You might think that after the first book his list of anecdotes is exhausted but far from it There’s plenty to make you both laugh and cry sometimes at the same time whilst pondering the impossible and contemplating how much times have changed even since the books were writtenThese books are definitely a must for any animal lover and are so incredibly accessible for near enough everyone Final rating ★★★★★ – Loved itcouldn't put it down


  9. Nicola Pierce Nicola Pierce says:

    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 a bottle Reading is my favourite thing to do and things were scary enough without finding myself unable to sit in my reading chair and escape the world I started two other books literary memoirs the sort of thing I usually love to read but they were too involved for me A hospital appointment loomed and I picked up the book I was stuck on and then as an afterthought shoved this book into my bag thus breaking one of my cardinal rules to start another book while I'm still grappling with one Anyway it was the right thing to do At the hospital I ignored the book I was barely thirty pages in to and took out 'Vets Might Fly' James Herriot got me reading again and I will always always be truly grateful to him for that


  10. Julia Matczak Julia Matczak says:

    If that was suggested to us as an example on descriptions on how senses can summon certain memories from the back of your head I definitely would approach Proust and stream of conscience types of stories with less distrust Then again author does everything in his power not to let us feel the grim reality of the war that surrounds the young veterinarian in this book Multiple mentions of in the future now after thirty five years and all those little you could say artistic choices of words were exactly what you needed to create a sight of a book that showed the reality of civils dragged into war reality and mix into it a hopeful message of but there was tomorrow and there was a world different to it world to which we could returnLovely read for a book set in those grime years


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