Order of James Herriot Books
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
Publication Order of Picture Books
|Moses the Kitten||(1984)|
|Only One Woof||(1985)|
|The Christmas Day Kitten||(1986)|
|Bonny's Big Day||(1987)|
|Blossom Comes Home||(1988)|
|The Market Square Dog||(1989)|
|Smudge, The Little Lost Lamb||(1991)|
|Smudge's Day Out||(1991)|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
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.