THE DALES VET: A WORKING LIFE IN PICTURES, by Neville Turner. Published by Old Pond ( £24.95. Hardback.

THIS is an attractive coffee-table book of short articles and striking photographs from the author’s own collection. Subjects cover his life as a rural vet in the Durham dales as well as intimate portraits of farm animals, hill farmers, wildlife rehabilitation, and Dales landscapes, nature and culture.