The Real James Herriot

The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My FatherThe Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father by Jim Wight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m always leery about reading books written by the son or daughter of a famous person. So many tell-all books seem to delight in bringing the parent down in the eyes of the public. Well… this is NOT that type of book!

The beginning of the book dragged a bit for me, and I found myself skimming the chapters about Alf Wight’s (the real name of James Herriot) college years. But if you’re a James Herriot fan at all, hang on and keep reading. The insights into his life are wonderfully told. It becomes clear that the James Herriot in the books is, indeed, the veterinarian Alf Wight.

Now I want to reread All Creatures Great & Small. 🙂

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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