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The 'Real' James Herriot
"I have spent many happy hours with my nose buried in a book by world famous author and veterinarian James Herriot. How much do you know about the 'real' James Herriot? Have fun!"
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James Herriot is actually a pseudonym. What is the author's real name?
Alfred James Wight
James Alexander Wight
James Alfred Wight
Alfred Herriot Wight
Although James Herriot was to live and practice his veterinary skills in England's Yorkshire dales for many years, he actually grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Where was he born?
James was the only child born to his father, who was by trade, a ship plater, and mother, who earned money as a seamstress. What were their names?
Alfred and Elizabeth Wight
James and Hannah Wight
Alfred and Hannah Wight
Alexander and Mary Wight
In 1932, Herriot contracted and nearly died from what virulent disease?
Where did Herriot attend veterinary college?
Glasgow University Veterinary School
London Veterinary College
Edinburgh University Veterinary School
North York Veterinary College
What year did James Herriot officially qualify as a fully-fledged member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons?
Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, Herriot's friends and collegues, were in fact fictious names. What were their real names?
Farnon and Siegfried Sinclair
Tristan and Brian Sinclair
Donald and Brian Farnon
Donald and Brian Sinclair
In James Herriot's books, James is married to a woman named Helen. What is his wife's real name.
The 'Herriot's' had two children. Their names were the same in his books as in real life. Who were they?
Jimmy and Joanie
Jimmy and Rosie
Johnny and Rosie
Alfie and Joanie
In Herriot's books, the town in the Yorkshire Dales where they lived was referred to as 'Darrowby'. In which town did they really reside?
In one of his books, Herriot describes him as 'just about the most English-looking man I had ever seen. Long, humorous, strong-jawed face...he looked as though he didn't spend much time in front of a mirror.' To whom was he referring?
The place where James Herriot worked (and for a period lived), was the surgery in 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk. What was the place called in the Herriot books?
The housekeeper in the Herriot books was called Mrs. Hall. What was her actual name?
James Herriot played one sport very seriously. Which sport was it?
What did Herriot claim was his favourite animal?
Those who know Herriot's books will be familiar with the eccentric but lovable 'Mrs. Pumphrey and her little Pekingese 'Trickie Woo'. On whom were these characters based?
Mrs. Annie Williams and her dog Princess
Mrs. Dorothy Williams and her dog Sophie
Mrs. Martha Murphy and her dog Dolly
Mrs. Marjorie Warner and her dog Bambi
One traumatic event in the life of James Herriot was the catalyst to a period of deep depression for him. What was that event?
The death of his father
The loss of a family pet
The death of his mother
The death of his grandmother
From who did Alf Wight (James Herriot) get his literary name?
A football player
A tennis player
James's son Jimmy, followed in his father's footsteps and became a veterinary surgeon as well as an author. He wrote his father's biography which was published in 1999. Rosie, too wanted to be a vet but was encouraged by her father to pursue a different career. What did she become?
What took the life of James Alfred Wight (Herriot) on February 23, 1995?
A heart attack
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Compiled Jun 28 12