All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

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Twenty years ago, St. Martin's Press published a volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian named James Herriot. Its title was All Creatures Great and Small .

Within a year, the book had become recognized as a masterpiece. In the two decades that have followed, James Herriot has become one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

Now, as we celebrate the publication of Every Living Thing -- the country vet's fifth book of memoirs-- St. Martin's is proud to reissue the book that started it all. Its pages, now as then, are full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's unique, richly justified love of life. His journeys across the Yorkshire dales, his encounters with humans and dogs, cows and kittens are illumined by his infinite fascination and affection, and rendered with all the infectious joy of a born storyteller.

As one reviewer wrote," If you ever loved a friend, human or otherwise, this is the book for you."

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press [1972]
ISBN: 9780312084981
0312084986
Characteristics: 442 p. 22 cm

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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson 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.

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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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ckross
Apr 25, 2011

May 2011 bookclub read

lb1987 May 06, 2010

This whole series is heart-warming. It also provides an insight into the life of a country vet in the early part of the 20th century.

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kelliet
Apr 24, 2010

One of my all time favorite books. I read it the first time in grade school and now X amount of years later, I still have to read the series from time to time just to remember that there is still good around.

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SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"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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