This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
James Herriot - This is the main character of these stories. His real name is Alf Wight, and he is a good-natured veterinarian who has experienced a great many things. He is a kind man who is always ready to do his job, even in the middle of the night. His good nature comes in handy during many occasions throughout this collection of memories.
He was born in Scotland and is a newcomer to the Yorkshire region of England. The customs of the people he runs across are strange to him at...
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