Do you remember James Herriot's warm and funny stories recollecting his time as a vet to the Yorkshire farming community during the 1940s and 50s; stories made all the more poignant because you felt you were visiting a people and a place that no longer existed? I grew up on those stories - when All Creatures Great and Small was published in 1972 I was eight years old; by the time The Lord God Made Them All came out in 1982, I was eighteen. James Herriot was my J.K. Rowling and I have never come across another writer quite like him since, so it was a very happy surprise to open the unprepossessing covers of Heart in the Right Place to discover that the observant wit and wisdom of Herriot lives on in Carolyn Jourdan's true tales of life ...
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