Every Living Thing by James Herriot Continuing the story of the veterinary practice in Darrowby in the Yorkshire Dales, this book contains the familiar characters of James Herriot and his family, Siegfried Farnon and his brother Tristan as well as Mrs Pumphrey and Tricki Woo.
James Herriot was his pen name - he was born James Alfred ("Alf") Wright in 1916, in England. He grew up in Scotland, eventuallly ending up in Yorkshire after graduating from Glasgow Veterinary College. At the age of 50, challenged by his wife, Herriot began his writing career in 1966. His now famous memoir, ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, was originally titled, If Only They Could Talk. Herriot died at home in 1995, at the age of 78
The Hills is Lonely tells a simple tale: needing to recuperate from an illness, the author finds a suitable retreat on the Hebridean island of Bruach, whose inhabitants, routines, and rituals are as eccentric and entertaining as any reader could wish. Beckwith’s narrative describing island life is filled with humor, surprise, affection, and keen observance. Originally published in 1959.