All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

The Classic Memoirs of A Yorkshire Country Vet

Paperback - 2013
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Contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a VetThe inspiration for the BBC series of the same name Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offers an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can't help him... Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' Kate Humble
Publisher: London :, Pan Books,, 2013
ISBN: 9781447225997
Branch Call Number: ANF 636.089092 HER
Characteristics: 551 pages ; 20 cm

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helenebooks
Sep 07, 2018

The first book in a series, Herriot tells entertaining and funny stories of the highs and lows of being a country vet in England's Yorkshire hills in the 1930's. The creatures take center stage, but he also makes keen observations on the people he encounters, the foibles of his vet partners and his love for the beauty of the rugged countryside. I read this slowly because I didn't want it to end, and luckily, Herriot has many more books to explore.

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doxland
Mar 11, 2018

One of my great treasures of reading.
Warm kindly, understanding
Excellent

CRRL_VirginiaJ Nov 13, 2015

A newly-minted Scottish veterinarian begins his practice in the hills of Yorkshire in the 1940s. James Herriot's self-deprecating humor and kind understanding of his fellow humans and their animals makes this and its successors classics. Perfect to have on hand for sick days, vacations, or any time you want to be entertained.

The classic book about a country vet and the community and animals he serves. The stories are sometimes funny and sometimes sad, but they are always heartwarming.

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alexisstanley
Apr 18, 2014

Any books by this author are great.

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HannaBanana41
Jul 22, 2013

I loved reading this as well as watching the DVD series.
I know it's old but a wonderful recount of James Herriot's life as a vet in Yorkshire. He's a natural as writer and observer of people and landscapes.
Makes me really want to visit all the places he writes about.

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shadynz
May 11, 2013

Lovely to read this series again! Never fails to please.

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margo_boyd
Nov 06, 2012

I too read these when I was in grade school and am rereading them - they're absolutely delightful. I'll be buying some used copies for family soon.

A great book for the family!!

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Heidi1974
Nov 08, 2011

This was a great book if you like comical rural veterinary life in Ireland. I couldn't put it down. It reminded me greatly of Patrick Taylors An Irish Country Doctor Series. A few of the stories were almost exactly alike.

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"They didn't say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my naked back."

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