About this book
Now in paperback, this is the fascinating story of the youth of Alf Wight, who went on to become popular vet and author James Herriot. It covers his formative years at veterinary college in Glasgow, in the 1930s, and sheds light on his calling to work with animals.
With no modern drugs, and a lot of trial-and-error, James sets about learning how to treat the local farm animals and the pets of city folk. This book reveals a world now lost to us, showing how life in pre-war Britain changed an enthusiastic young student named Alf Wight into the man who would charm millions of readers the world over.