All Creatures Great and SmallAll Things Bright and

All Creatures Great and SmallAll Things Bright and Beautiful ❰Read❯ ➲ All Creatures Great and SmallAll Things Bright and Beautiful Author James Herriot – Twenty five years ago a volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian was first published All Creatures Great and Small Within a year the book had become recognized as a masterpiece It went on Twenty five years ago a volume of Great and PDF Ê memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian was first published All Creatures Great and Small Within a year the book had become recognized as a masterpiece It went on to sell millions of copies and began the marvelous series of All Creatures eBook Ø books beloved of readers all over the world which have so far sold over million copies in English alone Here for the first time the first two books in this series are being published togetherThese pages now as then are full of humor warmth pathos drama Creatures Great and ePUB ✓ and James Herriot's uniue and richly justified love of life His journeys across the Yorkshire dales his encounters with humans and dogs cows and kittens are illuminating by his infinite fascination and affection and rendered with all the infectious joy of a born storytellerWhether struggling mightily to Creatures Great and SmallAll Things MOBI :↠ position a calf for birthing or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal His wonderful stories make us laugh and cry as we marvel at the everyday miracles he creates.

About the Author: James Herriot

James Herriot is the pen name of Great and PDF Ê James Alfred Wight OBE FRCVS also known as Alf Wight an English veterinary surgeon and writer Wight is best known for his semi autobiographical stories often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small a title used in All Creatures eBook Ø some editions and in film and television adaptationsIn at the age of he ualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow.

10 thoughts on “All Creatures Great and SmallAll Things Bright and Beautiful

  1. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Sharon Barrow Wilfong says:

    This is a beatuiful edition of two books I recently bought it because my original books have fallen to pieces from multiple readings over the years I am cutting and pasting my original reviewThis is an old favorite that I've read countless times What do I like about it? Let me count the waysFirst of all I like the way Herriot or Alf Wight if you like turns a phrase His use of absurd imagery to create a comical effect is superb I found myself re reading certain paragraphs just because I enjoyed how he expressed certain conceptsSecondly I like being taken to another time and place Reading books is the closest thing we have to time travel Reading about Yorkshire farmers surviving through the depression with the old dialect that the author uses to good effect provides me with a vicarious experience of life on the Dales and with a group of people I will never meet in real lifeThirdly I enjoy the way he intertwines his personal life the two vets he lives with and their personalities and interactions and also meeting his wife with his veterinary practice Each chapter involving treating an animal is like a little mystery as he has us follow his exertions to try to uncover what is wrong with an animal and how to treat it He plainly reveals life before the age of penicillin and antibiotics and how vets struggled with what little resources they had He also shows with compassion and admiration the grim poverty and grimmer determination of the farmers to make their farms thriveFinally his writing is something I aspire to I have no hope of ever writing like George Orwell or Evelyn Waugh but if someone said my writing reminded them of James Herriot's I would feel as if I had arrived

  2. Julie Julie says:

    I recently paid a nostalgic return journey to fictional Darrowby in Yorkshire England to read the warm affectionate earthy hilarious memoirs of Dr James Herriot veterinary surgeon circa mid 1930s 1970s I couldn't put them down nor could I read anything else until I'd consumed the entire series Love his courtship with Helen his partnership with Sigfried and Tristan his convivial embrace of his warped fellowman and his service to hairy critters everywhere Must add I'm also fond of his relish for full figured ladies I realize memoirs of this type run the risk of being sentimentalized and idealized but so what? His style is convincingly modest whether he's celebrating his bovine cures or confessing his inept catastrophes I would say of others who might be secretly evil that perhaps at home they kick the cat but I can't say that here Dr James Herriot nee Dr Alf Wight is someone I would have liked to know and thanks to his copious output I feel that I do Strongly recommended

  3. Zach Zach says:

    The first scene caught my attention right off He's saying they never tell you about this in school then he describes the scene he's in its a dark winter night he's got his arm inside of a cow up to the elbow trying to maneuver the calf inside her He's stripped to the waist lying on the ground as the cow is and the only light is the lamp that the farmer is holding That got my attention This entire book is of one who lucks out and lands a great job and then discovers that he loves his job and the environment he has landed in The overarching lesson is that you're lucky when you find happiness because most people don't Its full of little anecdotes about his adventures in the field of veterinary medicine and his interactions with the farmers and townsfolk of a fictional town called Darrowby This is definitely a leisurely read I enjoyed it immensely

  4. Dana Dana says:

    My ABSOLUTE fave

  5. Tamela Rich Tamela Rich says:

    I read the series as a teen watched the PBS series whenever it ran and mourned when Herriot died I even named one of my sons Tristan in part because I loved that character so much Herriot's an insightful observer of human nature and the perfect foil for the eccentrics in his rural community His career coincided with all manner of scientific advances that competed with folk remedies and superstition in the minds of the peopleI've spent a small fortune on my dogs and cats so it's interesting to learn from Herriot that at the time he went to vet school pets were not covered in the curriculum only livestockI may take this book to the beach with me this year it's time to re read it

  6. D. D. says:

    Every few years I read these stories again and I always enjoy them as much as I did the first time James HerriotAlf White such an interesting window into a uniue time and place I have always wondered if he was a naturally gifted writer or if he had a really good editor Either way these stories are so well written that I enjoyed them although I would not say I am an animal lover I am an animal respecter and I certainly believe we have responsibilities to be conscientious toward all creatures and these stories show all aspects of human emotions in relation to each other and animals

  7. Mmoore Mmoore says:

    I loved this series of books When I first read them in high school I wanted to move to Scotland and become a country veterinarian I reread them again summer and fell in love with them all over again When James Herriot talks about how much he loves his job driving around the country lanes with the windows down on a beautiful day or taking his lunch breaks lying on his back in the grass staring up at the clouds in the sky you wonder how you can stand another day of working in an office building

  8. Vicki Jaeger Vicki Jaeger says:

    It was great to settle in with an old friend I read this series over over in my childhood years up through high school James Herriot is why I wanted to be a vet until I came up against chemistry that is I LOVELOVELOVE this entire series His warmth intuitive descriptions of his animal patients and their humans and genuine delight of life are a wonderful gift to the world I'm reviewing all the books in this series the same way so you only have to read this review once ;

  9. Dianne DiFrisco Dianne DiFrisco says:

    James Herriot Dr White is on my top ten list of authors I had no interest in cow farming or in Yorkshire England but he took me there as an arm chair traveler Then I actually traveled there saw the surgery Skeldale house funky blue car fields cows and sheep their descents What a thrill

  10. Gillian Gillian says:

    An absolute favorite

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