IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK: When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? Herriot recalls his development from raw young recruit to confident veterinary surgeon in a rural practice in the 1930s. His descriptions of eccentric owners and their animals are vivid and often hilarious....IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A VET: The wild unspoiled beauty of the Yorkshire Dales provides the background to his vivid evocation of the daily ups and downs of a 1930s veterinary practice. At any time of day or night, through fair weather or foul, his calls can take him to tend an infinite variety of animals.