James Herriot grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he has remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF. He is married with a son who is also a veterinary surgeon and a daughter who is a doctor.
I grew up reading James Herriot's books 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. -- Kate Humble
He can tell a good story against himself, and his pleasure in the beauty of the countryside in which he works is infectious. * Daily Telegraph *
Full of warmth, wisdom and wit. * The Field *