James Herriot
James Herriot is the pen name of English author James Alfred Wight (1916-1995), who wrote about his experiences working as a vet. He had always wanted to write, but his time was consumed by his work. Eventually, his wife challenged him to do it. Because the veterinary community frowned upon professionals advertising their practices through writing, he decided to write under his pen name of James Herriot. He is best known for his book All Creatures Great and Small and its follow-ups. In addition to his animal stories, he also wrote extensively about Yorkshire in his stories, where his practice was based.

James Herriot became a published author in 1970 with the book If Only They Could Talk. His final published work, published posthumously, was James Herriot’s Yorkshire Revisited in 1999. Below is a list of James Herriot’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Horse and Pony Stories(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Moses the Kitten(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only One Woof(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Day Kitten(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bonny's Big Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blossom Comes Home(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Market Square Dog(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oscar, Cat-About-Town(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smudge, The Little Lost Lamb(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smudge's Day Out(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


If Only They Could Talk(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Creatures Great and Small(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let Sleeping Vets Lie(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Things Bright and Beautiful(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vet in Harness(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vets Might Fly(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Things Wise and Wonderful(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vet in a Spin(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Yorkshire(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lord God Made Them All(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of James Herriot(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Dog Stories(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Living Thing(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot Story Book(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Treasury for Children(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Cat Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Yorkshire Tales(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Animal Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greatest Cat Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Yorkshire Stories(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Herriot's Yorkshire Revisited(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Horse and Pony Stories also has stories by Enid Bagnold, Monica Dickens and Anna Sewell.

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James Herriot Synopsis: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot is full of humour, warmth, drama, and Herriot’s love of life. His journeys across the Yorkshire dales, his encounters with both humans and animals come complete with his fascination and affection.

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