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The Real James Herriot What s not to love The biography of a warm, intelligent, sensitive, observant man who gave the world warm, intelligent, sensitive, and observant stories from his veterinary practice in the mid twentieth century, this detailed picture was written b Jim Wight has written a moving tribute to his father, James Alfred Wight, known as James Herriot to millions of fans around the world At times it felt too long and detailed, but then he would catch my interest again with a funny or interesting story that hadn t been shared in any of the James Herriot books In places it was quite reminiscent of the autobiographies of Dick Francis and Roald Dahl who shared some similar experiences especially during the war In fact, Dick Francis is mentioned s Jim Wight has written a moving tribute to his father, James Alfred Wight, known as James Herriot to millions of fans around the world At times it felt too long and detailed, but then he would catch my interest again with a funny or interesting story that hadn t been shared in any of the James Herriot books In places it was quite reminiscent of the autobiographies of Dick Francis and Roald Dahl who shared some similar experienc 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. You think you know James Herriot by reading All Creatures Great and Small and all the other books he wrote, but, you haven t really known him until you see him through his son s eyes Jim Wight has written a marvelous memoir of his dad If one can have said of himself that he refused to let fame go to his head, that his family was the most important thing he had, and that his love for his work showed in every word he wrote, he lived a good life James Alfred Wight, James Herriot, lived a good li You think you know James Herriot by reading All Creatures Great and Small and all the other books he wrote, but, you haven t really known him until you see him through his son s eyes Jim Wight has written a marvelous memoir of his dad If one can have said of himself that he refused to let fame go to his head, that his fami 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 Jim Wight tells his father s story with humor, compassion, and candor Although I was mortified when I first learned that James Herriot was not the real name of the author who had since childhood enthralled me with beautifully written stories of the strong bonds between the human and animal worlds, I realize now that this was a selfish attitude I did not want James Herriot to protect himself and his friends from the inevitable media coverage that resulted from his multi million book sales, Jim Wight tells his father s story with humor, compassion, and candor Although I was mortified when I first learned that James Herriot was not the real name of the author who had since childhood enthralled me with beautifully written stories of the strong bonds between the human and animal worlds, I realize now that this was a selfish attitude I did not want James Herriot to protect himself and his friends from the inevitable media coverage that resulted from his multi million book sales, I wanted his real name so that he would in fact be the man I read about I realize now that his rejection of the public approach chosen by many authors only shows that he was a farreal person, and that his stories came just as much from his memories as they did from his heart Jim Wight s biography is not truly surprising I would have worried, had it been We KNOW James Herriot from his books this just fleshes out the story a bit, and in that Jim Wi I wish I had not read this book Not because it was not well written, though his son certainly lacks his father s flair, but because it was TMI I had LOVED James Herriot s books, I read them again again laughed myself sick over them The reality of the man s life was quite different If This book well captures the spirit of The Real James Herriot, Alf Wight, in its humour and sentimentality It was often hilarious, and offered a candid look into Mr Wight s life as both vet and author My only complaint is that some sentments were oft repeated creating a longer book than neccessary. 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 ano This book was a very interesting insight into the beloved author and World s most famous vet It seems Herriot was every bit as likable in reality as he seems to be in his famous semi autobiographical books Herriot s son, Jim Wight tells us proudly of Herriot s successes and unflinchingly of his struggles, which given his very private nature were often completely internalized As a side bar it is also delightful to have some knowledge of the men on whom Tristan and Sigfried Farnon are based a This book was a very interesting insight into the beloved author and World s most famous vet It seems Herriot was every bit as likable in reality as he seems to be in his famous semi autobiographical books Herriot s son, Jim Wight tells us proudly of Herriot s successes and unflinchingly of his struggles, which given his very private nature were often completely internalized As a side bar it is also delightful to have some knowledge of the men on whom Tristan and Sigfried Farnon are based and indeed it sounds like their portrayal in print is mostly spot on.Right up front, Wight tells us that he was reluctant to pen a biography about his famous father because he doesn t really consider himself a writer While it is true that he writes in a different style than his dad, his biography

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