Have you read any book by Rebecca Shaw? She writes about the "village" and there is a separate series on vets. I found this gorgeous book at Kinokuniya on Saturday. Her latest in the series so you can well imagine how pleased I was finding it. I've given up my promise not to buy any books. It lasted almost 8 months before I caved in. And so now...I have three piles of books waist high messing my place up.