John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Running Hare and The Wood. He is the only person to have won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing twice, with Meadowland and Where Poppies Blow. In 2016 he was Magazine Columnist of the Year for his column in Country Life. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.
Herriot learnt his trade when animal medicine was a profession that 'trialed the faint miasma of witchcraft' about it. It's that hint of magic that made Herriot so famous. * The Lady * A fascinating look at Herriot's childhood and student days. -- Shari Low * Daily Record * Admirers of Herriot's best-selling novels will find much to enjoy here. * Choice * A delightful dollop of nostalgia and a reminder of the joy of Herriot's antics. * Daily Mail *