All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Paperback All Creatures Great & Small (Paperback)

By (author) James Herriot

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 438 pages
  • Dimensions: 105mm x 172mm x 24mm | 218g
  • Publication date: 31 July 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312966199
  • ISBN 13: 9780312966195
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 17,971

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Young James, now married nad working as a small-town vet, encounters a cast of extraordinary characters as he makes his way through the Yorkshire countryside tending to sick cattle, pregnant ewes, ailing dogs -- and their eccentric owners. As always, Herriot's warmth, humor, and singular view of life makes us laugh and cry, as we marvel at the everday miracles he creates.

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James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including "All Creatures Great and Small," "All Things Wise and Wonderful," "The Lord God Made Them All," and "Every Living Thing." At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

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"A very warm, very engaging read...the reader falls totally under his spell."-- "Associated Press" "The kind of book that makes an evening seem a little warmer and your pet a bit more important."-- "The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Whether sad or glad, each story shows his affection for animals and people...this man is a celebrant of life."-- "Chicago Tribune"