‘It’s fun and should bring a smile to your face.’
Sir Terry Wogan
‘Your story…is a corker.’
‘James Herriot became, through his writing, the most famous veterinarian in the world. Two things, to me, stand out as integral to his worldwide success as an author: his books are not just about vets treating animals, they are about people, and he writes about others, not just himself.
‘Malcolm Welshman’s book, ‘Pets in a Pickle’, is, too, not just a collection of animal stories. The author paints a vivid picture of many fascinating characters – human and animal – resulting in a most enjoyable and amusing read. The veterinary profession is one enriched by the most interesting and challenging situations, wherein the veterinary surgeon is confronted by a variety of unforgettable characters. Malcolm Welshman’s experiences as a young veterinary surgeon, recounted in a most readable way, illustrate this very well.
‘It is often said that vets have little interest in books or TV programmes about other members of their profession. It is regarded as ‘old hat’, revealing nothing new. I did not find this to be the case with this book. The author describes his early life in practice in a most entertaining way. The book is extremely easy to read and the text gives the reader a most enjoyable insight into the unpredictable but fascinating life of the veterinary surgeon. I wish this book every success.’
Jim Wight – son of James Herriot and author of ‘The Real James Herriot’
‘I loved this book although I’ll never look at my vet in the same way again. Whether or not you’re mad about animals there are laughs aplenty here.’
Denise Robertson, Agony Aunt, ITV’s This Morning
‘If you have a pet you love, then you will love “Pets in a Pickle”. These hilarious stories are straight from a vet’s pen and will keep you chuckling.’
Stella Whitelaw, writer, journalist, lover of cats, with over 30 novels published
‘This book is a modern James Herriot tale set in the rolling hills of Sussex…bursting with good humour, intelligence and information. It brims with the same cleverly drawn characters that collect in my own vet’s practice…how I empathise with Paul Mitchell, the new graduate employed by the vintage owner, Dr Crystal Sharpe.
‘Malcolm’s writing is stylish, moving, original, beautifully crafted with real characters, believable situations and observant dialogue that always rings true. A ‘must read’ for vet students and pet lovers. They will adore the funny episodes that beset this naive vet at Prospect House.’
Barbara Large MBE FRSA HFUW, Founder Director Winchester Writers’ Conference