From the Books by James Herriot
James returns to Darrowby following his wartime service in the R.A.F. Though little has changed int he dales in the intervening six years, James finds it difficult to adjust to the peacetime routine and to friends and family who seem like strangers.
Siegfried waxes lyrical about the accelerating rate of scientific progress as James proceeds to plod along with tried and trusted remedies. How long can the practice and the surrounding countryside resist the oncoming tide of progress?