Thanks to James Herriot, the Dales have fame and popularity worldwide. The Herriot books introduced a huge public to the colourful life of a rural veterinary surgeon - an interest which has endured for more than four decades.
The Dales Vet is different. It is a unique book celebrating author Neville Turner’s passions for the countryside, natural history, dales heritage, music-making, and photography. Neville has marvelled at the world of nature since he was a small boy. He spent over 30 years in rural veterinary practice working on the eastern slopes of the Pennines and his professional life gave him the opportunity to establish an intimacy with the dales over the seasons. During this time he travelled over a million miles in the Dales with a camera by his side.
The Dales Vet is a collection of literary sketches illustrated by beautiful pictures from the author’s own huge library. The subjects cover life as a rural vet, but also include intimate views of farm animals, hill farmers, wildlife rehabilitation, dales nature, dales culture, and dales landscape in all its glory.
This book will be attractive to all country lovers, those with an interest in animals and birds, botanists, farmers, photographers, and people with an interest in our rural heritage.
Neville Turner worked for over 30 years as a veterinary surgeon. Now retired, he spends his time pursuing his passions of writing, photography, music making, and enjoying the wonders of the natural world. He gives regular illustrated lectures on these subjects to cruise ship passengers across the world and has appeared on Tyne Tees TV’s Dales Diary and the BBC’s Countryfile and More Creatures Great and Small. His photographs of Red Grouse were used in the advertising campaigns for “The Famous Grouse” Scotch Whisky and his images and writing have been published in The Field, The Shooting Times, The Times, The Daily Mail, Dalesman, Countryman, The Yorkshire Journal, and Country Letters. He is the author of Hill Farmer and Border Collie: A Celebration of Man’s Best Friend.
|Publication date||Oct 2016|
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