This was a bookgroup read and a book I’d read at least once before. I actually didn’t finish rereading it in time for book group, but my memory of it was sufficient enough to be able to discuss it the night of bookgroup at Sharon’s house.
As often happens when you reread a book in a different stage of your life, the book felt different to me. I focused on different things in the book than I did as a teenager and young adult — although I can’t put a finger on exactly what I focused on this time.
I’ve already mentioned about my obsession with finding out exactly where the book took place when I read it the first time. I’d been to the general area a few times to visit Jeremy, and wondered if I’d been in the town where James Herriot (pen name for James Wright) practiced. I even fantasized running into him on one of my Yorkshire visits.
I finally finished the book a few months after the bookgroup meeting dedicated to it. I liked it, but not as much as I did the first time ’round.
While I did end up buying this book, I bought it in 2017 and it was on sale for $3.99 for 4 of Herriot’s books on Kindle.