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Herriot, James (pseudonym of James Alfred Wight)

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Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Writers

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1916 - James was born on October 3rd in Sunderland, England.

1928 - Entered Hillhead Highschool.

1939 - Graduated from Glasglow Veterinary College.

1940 - He moved to Thirsk, North Yorkshire to work for Donald Sinclair ("Siegfried Farnon") at his practice at 23 Kirkgate.

1941 - Married to Joan Danbury on November 5th.

         - Was a member of the RAF (Royal Air Force).

1970-1977 - He was the author of the books, If Only They Could Talk, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, All Creatures Great and Small, Let Sleeping Vets Lie, Vet in Harness, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Vets Might Fly, Vet in a Spin and All Things Wise and Wonderful.

1979 - He was proclaimed as Officer of the British Empire.

         - He received a honorary Litt.D. (Doctorate of Letters) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

         - Wrote the book, James Herriot's Yorkshire.

1981 - He wrote The Lord God Made Them All.

1982 - Was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A 'Fellow' is the senior category of membership of the RCVS for members who have demonstrated significant original contribution to their subject.

1983 - Received a honorary D.V.Sc. (Doctorate of Veterinary Science) from Liverpool University.

1995 - Died on February 23rd of prostate cancer at his house, "Mirebeck", in the village of Thirlby near the town of Thirsk that became famous in his books as "Darrowby".

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