All Things Wise and Wonderful Characters

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James Herriot

James is the main character and narrator of the stories in All Things Wise and Wonderful. He is a country vet who recently enlists in the Royal Air Force, the RAF. James and Helen are newly married and expecting their first child. The difficulties of military training, adjusting to non-civilian life, and being separated from his young wife cause James to reflect almost continuously about his life in Darrowby, and how blessed he is to have such a fantastic job in one of the most beautiful areas of the world, the Yorkshire Dales in northern England. James demonstrates great understanding and compassion for his clients and their animals. His dedication to his vocation is proven each time he leaves his warm bed to go out into the cold and dark to tend to the creatures that are either a livelihood to a farmer or a companion to...

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