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The Vet: My Wild and Wonderful Friends

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The Vet: My Wild and Wonderful Friends by Luke Gamble, book reviewWhen I was around ten, my dad gave his battered old copy of If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot and told me I would love it. He was right. The tales of a vet’s life in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s were beautifully told, charming, hilarious and rather special. I went on to read all Herriot’s memoirs (James Herriot is a pseudonym), and truly loved the characters (human and animal) which he wrote about. Every so often I still take the (now very) battered paperbacks off my bookshelf and curl up on the sofa to lose myself in Herriot’s world.

So when I was offered the chance to read and review The Vet: My Wild and Wonderful Friends by Luke Gamble, billed as a 21st century James Herriot, I thought it was my lucky day.


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