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 remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995. He is survived by his wife, a son who is also a veterinary surgeon and a daughter who is a doctor.
It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot's company. * Observer * Another winner... as always hilariously funny. * The Sunday Telegraph * There are funny cases, sad cases, farm animals and pets, downright farmers, ladies of refinement, hard-bitten NCOs and of course, the immortal Siegfried and Tristan. * The Sunday Times *