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Television’s ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ Julian Norton launched his new book at White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk recently.
Sue Lake of White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk said that “Sales of the new book by Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton have outstripped sales of Harry Potter books” she added “ We were absolutely delighted when Julian asked us to hold a Party to launch his new book Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet. We wish Julian every success in the future, with his book and the 3rd TV series of The Yorkshire Vet” (photo of Julian Norton and Sue Lake by Olivia Lowry Photography).
Julian’s book follows the success of The Yorkshire Vet TV series and looks at his childhood love of animals, adventures as he trained as a vet, then moving on to his first steps in the profession, including the challenges faced by vets, includes dealing with the unexpected and sometimes exotic pets, plus some excitable owners. Julian’s writing shows his love of Yorkshire and his passion for his job shines through.
Julian’s event was very well supported, with fans travelling from London, Newcastle, and Castleford.
Friends, family and customers enjoyed complimentary canapes and prosecco, courtesy of Publisher Michael O’Mara, in the sunny garden at the BookCafe. Debut author, Julian enjoyed meeting some clients of Skeldale Veterinary Practice who feature in the book, and it was often overheard “I feature on page 192, or my pet is on page 84”.
Vet Peter Wright took time out of his busy schedule, along with other staff from Skeldale Veterinary Practice to support their colleague Julian. Jim Wight wrote the Foreward in the book, and also signed copies for customers. Also in attendance were Louise Dixon Editor from Michael O’Mara Publisher and David Riding of MBA Literary Agents (see pic above), plus Paul Stead of Daisy Beck Studios in Leeds. David Riding had approached Julian after series 1 of The Yorkshire Vet, with the idea of Julian writing his memoirs.
Thirsk Yarnbomber, Ann Akers had lovingly created a horse, heifer and a hairy pig, which looked spectacular peeping out of the bushes, customers enjoyed taking selfies with them!
Julian said afterwards “Sue, thank you so much for all your help, organisation and enthusiasm that went into today…. Louise Dixon said it was the best launch party she had been to since Muhammed Ali’s biography, praise indeed!”
Thanks also to the fantastic team of staff at the BookCafe for all their hard work. If you require a signed copy of the book please tel 01845 524353.
NB: Photo of the BookCafe garden view & Julian talking to young fans, taken by Olivia Lowry Photography, all other photographs by CJ P.R. (Caroline Nicholls).