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How does James Herriot's attitude toward the people of Darrowby change throughout the course of the book?

What is the attitude of the people of Darrowby when Herriot arrives, as a new member of the established veterinary practice at Skeldale House?

What is the attitude of Siegfried and Tristan Farnon toward small animal veterinary practice? How does Bennett Granville challenge that attitude?

In several places throughout the book, Herriot expresses his frank appreciation for various attractive women besides his wife, Helen. Does this fact enhance or detract from the narrative?

What is the reader to make of the drinking and late-night behavior of Tristan? Immature fun or perhaps an omen of serious trouble ahead?

How does Herriot handle his anger and frustration as a veterinarian? Does he always maintain his professional detachment?

In general, how do the people of Darrowby feel about their animals, especially their dogs...

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