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The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father With full access to his father s papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and photos, Wight has created a fitting and affectionate tribute to the well loved vet and author of All Creatures Great and Small of photos ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk correspondence [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk manuscripts ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk and photos [Télécharger] ➵ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Kleankitchen.co.uk Wight has created a fitting and affectionate tribute to the well loved vet and author of All Creatures Great and Small of photos I grew up reading and rereading James Herriot s books Learning about the man behind the story from his son was great Although Jim Wight is not the author his father was, he does a job that is just fine We learnabout Alf James Herriot s real name and his life We learn that the stories he wrote are based on real life, real character that Alf and the people around him knew and experienced We learn that Alf s life was not always as great as he led us to believe We learn about his journ I grew up reading and rereading James Herriot s books Learning about the man behind the story from his son was great Although Jim Wight is not the author his father was, he does a job that is just fine We learnabout Alf James Herriot s real name and his life We learn that the stories he wrote are based on real life, real character that Alf and the people around him knew and experienced We learn that Alf s life was not always as great as he led us to believe We learn about his journey to and through authorship He s an interesting person Fun to read for anyone who want to knowabout the world s favorite vet A glowing and appreciative homage to the late great Alfred Wight who penned the absolutely delightful All Creatures Great and Small series under the pseudonym of James Herriot by his son and fellow veterinarian James Wight, and while the author might not possess the same power of penmanship that his father had, The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father truly provides a sweet and loving human portrait, whilst also showing fans of the series instances and anecdotes not covered in the novels A glowing and appreciative homage to the late great Alfred Wight who penned the absolutely delightful All Creatures Great and Small series under the pseudonym of James Herriot by his son and fellow veterinarian James Wight, and while the author might not possess the same power of penmanship that his father had, The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father truly provides a sweet and loving human portrait, whilst also showing fans of the series instances and anecdotes not covered in the novels about Alfred Wight s childhood and his university studies, his parents and their respective families, as well as interesting and welcome informational nuggets regarding some of the many clients animals presented and depicted in the All Creatures Great and Small novels, what is truth, what is fiction, what has been combined from separate incidents, even occasionally multiple characters who have been merged merged into one entity Highly recommended, but with the caveat that the narrative of The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father does definitely at times move a bit slowly, choppily and even haltingly and while this did not and does not bother me personally all that much, I do nevertheless think it should at least be mentioned as a so called heads up for potential readers, who might indeed and yes rather wrongfully expect that Jim Wright has been blessed with the same writing and especially storytelling capabilities his late father Alfred Wight.James Herriot One a real person s name, the other that person s fictional alter ego.Son Jim Wight does a splendid job on this biography, and I am so happy to have read it I loved it all, from beginning to sometimes surprising middle to tearful end The book is a loving, respectful portrayal of a man who was muchcomplex than I ever suspected.He was curious about many things, extremely observant of human nature, considered writing his hobby rather than his reason for being an Alfred Wight.James Herriot One a real person s name, the other that person s fictional alter ego.Son Jim Wight does a splendid job on this biography, and I am so happy to have read it I loved it all, from beginning to sometimes surprising middle to tearful end The book is a loving, respectful portrayal of a man who was muchcomplex than I ever suspected.He was curious about many things, extremely observant of human nature, considered writing his hobby rather than his reason for being and he wrote all of his books in the evenings after work while family life and the tv roared in high gear all around him He worried about lifethan anyone ever thought he did, he loved his dogs as much as any of his clients loved theirs, and he tended to get glassy eyed whenever mathematics was the topic of conversation or study He loved football soccer and reading and music And he was just a regular guy his entire life, even after he became famous James repeatedly says how bemused his father always was about the way the public loved him and his books I know I treasure all my Herriot titles, and surprise surprise I am now going to re read the whole cycle I could not possibly stay away, not after spending the last few days with everyone in Skeldale House It was with hesitation that I purchased and eventually picked up this book to actually read James Herriot is one of my favorite authors of all time I grew up reading him in middle school, and he s my fall back author for when I m feeling totally depressed and crapped out So his books are very meaningful to me, and I was hesitant to discover any back story This biography was written in chronological order by his son It probably could have benefited from another format When the author begins It was with hesitation that I purchased and eventually picked up this book to actually read James Herriot is one of my favorite authors of all time I grew up reading him in middle school, and he s my fall back author for when I m feeling totally depressed and crapped out So his books are very meaningful to me, and I was hesitant to discover any back story This biography was written in chronological order by his son It probably could have benefited from another format When the author begins talking about the great grandparents, it s purely derived from letters and distant documentation not meaningful relationships, so it comes across as clinical and dry When we finally get to the Herriot side of things, it s titillating but there s a lot withheld Wight s significant encounter with depression is talked about but I feel like his son was trying to protect his father, so he never is at liberty to actually disclose those tough details And there s shockingly little about Wight s wife almost as if she declined to be involved The ending is tough do I really want to know what happened to my dear friends Wight dying painfully of cancer, Donald intentionally overdosing, and Brian dying of disease Painful, and I almost wish I didn t know just so that I could make believe Herriot s snapshot in time was eternal

    ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk correspondence [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk manuscripts ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk and photos [Télécharger] ➵ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Kleankitchen.co.uk Wight has created a fitting and affectionate tribute to the well loved vet and author of All Creatures Great and Small of photos I grew up reading and rereading James Herriot s books Learning about the man behind the story from his son was great Although Jim Wight is not the author his father was, he does a job that is just fine We learnabout Alf James Herriot s real name and his life We learn that the stories he wrote are based on real life, real character that Alf and the people around him knew and experienced We learn that Alf s life was not always as great as he led us to believe We learn about his journ I grew up reading and rereading James Herriot s books Learning about the man behind the story from his son was great Although Jim Wight is not the author his father was, he does a job that is just fine We learnabout Alf James Herriot s real name and his life We learn that the stories he wrote are based on real life, real character that Alf and the people around him knew and experienced We learn that Alf s life was not always as great as he led us to believe We learn about his journey to and through authorship He s an interesting person Fun to read for anyone who want to knowabout the world s favorite vet A glowing and appreciative homage to the late great Alfred Wight who penned the absolutely delightful All Creatures Great and Small series under the pseudonym of James Herriot by his son and fellow veterinarian James Wight, and while the author might not possess the same power of penmanship that his father had, The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father truly provides a sweet and loving human portrait, whilst also showing fans of the series instances and anecdotes not covered in the novels A glowing and appreciative homage to the late great Alfred Wight who penned the absolutely delightful All Creatures Great and Small series under the pseudonym of James Herriot by his son and fellow veterinarian James Wight, and while the author might not possess the same power of penmanship that his father had, The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father truly provides a sweet and loving human portrait, whilst also showing fans of the series instances and anecdotes not covered in the novels about Alfred Wight s childhood and his university studies, his parents and their respective families, as well as interesting and welcome informational nuggets regarding some of the many clients animals presented and depicted in the All Creatures Great and Small novels, what is truth, what is fiction, what has been combined from separate incidents, even occasionally multiple characters who have been merged merged into one entity Highly recommended, but with the caveat that the narrative of The Real James Herriot A Memoir of my Father does definitely at times move a bit slowly, choppily and even haltingly and while this did not and does not bother me personally all that much, I do nevertheless think it should at least be mentioned as a so called heads up for potential readers, who might indeed and yes rather wrongfully expect that Jim Wright has been blessed with the same writing and especially storytelling capabilities his late father Alfred Wight.James Herriot One a real person s name, the other that person s fictional alter ego.Son Jim Wight does a splendid job on this biography, and I am so happy to have read it I loved it all, from beginning to sometimes surprising middle to tearful end The book is a loving, respectful portrayal of a man who was muchcomplex than I ever suspected.He was curious about many things, extremely observant of human nature, considered writing his hobby rather than his reason for being an Alfred Wight.James Herriot One a real person s name, the other that person s fictional alter ego.Son Jim Wight does a splendid job on this biography, and I am so happy to have read it I loved it all, from beginning to sometimes surprising middle to tearful end The book is a loving, respectful portrayal of a man who was muchcomplex than I ever suspected.He was curious about many things, extremely observant of human nature, considered writing his hobby rather than his reason for being and he wrote all of his books in the evenings after work while family life and the tv roared in high gear all around him He worried about lifethan anyone ever thought he did, he loved his dogs as much as any of his clients loved theirs, and he tended to get glassy eyed whenever mathematics was the topic of conversation or study He loved football soccer and reading and music And he was just a regular guy his entire life, even after he became famous James repeatedly says how bemused his father always was about the way the public loved him and his books I know I treasure all my Herriot titles, and surprise surprise I am now going to re read the whole cycle I could not possibly stay away, not after spending the last few days with everyone in Skeldale House It was with hesitation that I purchased and eventually picked up this book to actually read James Herriot is one of my favorite authors of all time I grew up reading him in middle school, and he s my fall back author for when I m feeling totally depressed and crapped out So his books are very meaningful to me, and I was hesitant to discover any back story This biography was written in chronological order by his son It probably could have benefited from another format When the author begins It was with hesitation that I purchased and eventually picked up this book to actually read James Herriot is one of my favorite authors of all time I grew up reading him in middle school, and he s my fall back author for when I m feeling totally depressed and crapped out So his books are very meaningful to me, and I was hesitant to discover any back story This biography was written in chronological order by his son It probably could have benefited from another format When the author begins talking about the great grandparents, it s purely derived from letters and distant documentation not meaningful relationships, so it comes across as clinical and dry When we finally get to the Herriot side of things, it s titillating but there s a lot withheld Wight s significant encounter with depression is talked about but I feel like his son was trying to protect his father, so he never is at liberty to actually disclose those tough details And there s shockingly little about Wight s wife almost as if she declined to be involved The ending is tough do I really want to know what happened to my dear friends Wight dying painfully of cancer, Donald intentionally overdosing, and Brian dying of disease Painful, and I almost wish I didn t know just so that I could make believe Herriot s snapshot in time was eternal"/>
  • Paperback
  • 371 pages
  • The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father
  • Jim Wight
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 0345434900

About the Author: Jim Wight

James Alexander Wight, son of the famous James Alfred Alf Wight who is best known as the authorJames HerriotHe took time out from the veterinary practice in Thirsk, where he worked with his father for many years, in order to write and then publicise his father s biography He lives just outside Thirsk in North Yorkshire.


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