When I opened Favorite Dog Stories by James Herriot it was as if I was being reacquainted with old friends not visited for several decades. The book itself should be on every bedside and coffee table. This slim hardback volume contains wonderful watercolors that perfectly illustrate scenes from the various stories. Although focused on the various dog characters, the book is a delightful study of the interaction of the animals and their owners set against the background of a Yorkshire village. Herriot’s gift for storytelling is such that he effortlessly blends all the elements of a good tale and makes reading a pleasure. This is a book that will be well-thumbed over. Buy it, you will never be unhappy with your choice. (Review by David H Millar)


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