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All Things Bright and Beautiful (1974)

by James Herriot

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Just wonderful! I have always enjoyed these books. James Herriot is a wonderful storyteller. Great characters animal and human. Christopher Timothy reads this audio edition and does a great job. ( )
  njcur | Feb 21, 2014 |
Animal stories by James Herriot? I think so! ( )
  helynrob | Aug 13, 2013 |
Heartwarming in the best possible way. A gallery of vignette-sized stories of Herriot's (Alf Wight's) farm & house calls over an extended career as a country veterinarian in the Yorkshire region. An education on animal husbandry, the moors and hills of his homeland, and, most tellingly, life. I will certainly read another of his collections, and I discovered his son wrote a loving biography, which also makes the tbr list. ( )
  JamesMScott | Jul 22, 2013 |
who wouldn't want to become a vet in the yorkshire dales after reading this book? ( )
  miketopper | Apr 25, 2013 |
The second book in this newly released classic series from James Herriot. Now living in Darrowby and recently married to Helen, this book continues his exploits on the Yorkshire Dales as he deals with the sometimes hilarious incidents he stumbles into during his entertaining veternary career. Absolutely loving the fantastic new covers! ( )
  boppisces | Apr 10, 2013 |
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All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. Cecil Francis Alexander 1818-1895
With love to my wife and to my mother in dear old Glasgow town
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As I crawled into bed and put my arm around Helen it occurred to me, not for the first time, that there are few pleasures in this world to compare with snuggling up to a nice woman when you are half frozen.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312330863, Paperback)

"A very warm, very engaging read. . . . The reader falls totally under his spell."
--Associated Press

The second volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series

Millions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since his delightful animal stories were first introduced to the world.

Now in a new edition for the first time in a decade, All Things Bright and Beautiful is the beloved sequel to Herriot's first collection, All Creatures Great and Small, and picks up as Herriot, now newly married, journeys among the remote hillside farms and valley towns of the Yorkshire Dales, caring for their inhabitants---both two- and four-legged. Throughout, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of life shine out as we laugh, cry, and delight in his portraits of his many, varied animal patients and their equally varied owners.

"Humor, realism, sensitivity, earthiness; animals comic and tragic; and people droll, pathetic, courageous, eccentric---all of whom he views with the same gentle compassion and a lively sense of the sad, the ridiculous, and the admirable."
--Columbus Dispatch

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James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care.… (more)

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