I was rather shocked, recently, to find some people who had never heard of James Herriot.  That surprised me, not only because his stories are excellent, but also because the TV show based on his stories was quite popular.  Doesn’t “All Creatures Great and Small” sound familiar at all?

All I can say is that those who have never read the stories or watched the show are missing out.  Siegfried, Tristan, James, and the farmers of the Yorkshire Dales are all charming and often hilarious.  Not to mention the animal characters like Trickie-Woo and Clancy.

I would recommend checking out the show if you’ve never seen it.  The show is almost as good as the books.