James Herriot

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

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– James Herriot

James Herriot was the pen name of British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote novels like All Things Great and Small, based on his life in the Yorkshire countryside. He was born 97 years ago on 3 October  1916.

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12 thoughts on “James Herriot

  1. Thats a great photo! I loved his books when I was young – and later also enjoyed the TV version of his stories. Is he still alive? [I could google and find out – but …]

  2. So sad the acts of the parents, of disapproving that create a life filled with seeds of emotionally traumatic pain. Too many children have been afflicted with this unloving care and yet who opens the eyes of those to see and change their ways? And, yet, in the children the genius and goodness still comes through. Thanks for honoring him, Ela.

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