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One of the worlds most cherished writers on animals offers a collection of warm and magical stories about the cats he has known, featuring beautiful illustrations that enhance each story. 600,000 first printing. *Author: Herriot, James/ Holmes, Lesley (ILT) *Publication Date: 1994/09/01 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.75
James Alfred Wight Sunderland grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where he attended veterinary school. He worked as a country veterinarian for the majority of his life, only beginning to write at the age of 50. He remained in the region of Yorkshire in Northern England from 1940 until his death, with brief posts in the former Soviet Union and Istanbul in the 1960s. In the early 1970s, "Alf" Wight, writing as James Herriot, had his first book published, ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. Based on his work with animals, this memoir became a huge hit all over the world. A few years later, the BBC produced a television series based on the popular title. Herriot's other books, including ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, were also well-received by the public. Herriot has inspired countless animal lovers and future veterinarians with his love of animals and his portrayal of the common men and women within his community. Several of his books have been made into films, and the Yorkshire Dales, where he lived and worked, attracts numerous visitors who desire to see for themselves the setting for his books. Wight died of cancer near the town of Thirsk.
"Now it is the cat lovers' turn to be gratified, and so they will be. Wry humor, as usual, is the prevailing mood...One is able to relax quickly and contentedly into the gentle magic of his experience."
From the Publisher
Heartwarming cat stories from the world's most beloved veterinarian.
What better match of author and subject than James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian and storyteller, and the adorable feline friends who delight so many millions of cat lovers around the world? 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 magic blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen. For lovers of cats, James Herriot's books, or both, James Herriot's Cat Stories will be a gift to treasure.
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One of the world's most cherished writers on animals offers a collection of warm and magical stories about the cats he has known, featuring beautiful illustrations that enhance each story. 600,000 first printing.