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  1. Juan, you mentioned “All Creatures Great and Small” in yesterday’s OTP. Not only is the original first book a fantastic read, but it has some relevance to this site.

    The author James “Alf” Wight was a career veterinarian and a frustrated writer. Late in life, after his children had left the nest, his wife convinced him to pursue his dream, and he would type his drafts in the evenings after work, sitting with his wife in front of the television.

    One thing about the books that you don’t really get in the TV programs is the author’s experience as an outsider, a young Scot from Glasgow trying desperately to fit in amongst the tight-knit community of the Yorkshire Dales. He may have looked like one of them, but they let him know often and sometimes quite rudely that he wasn’t.

    I would class “All Creatures Great and Small” as one of the best books I’ve read, among the funniest, and certainly one of the most memorable.

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