Book Reviews of All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
Author: James Herriot
ISBN-13: 9780312965785
ISBN-10: 0312965788
Publication Date: 4/15/1998
Pages: 448
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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A totally charming book. The author takes us into his past and allows us to share in his world of a brand new vet trying to establish himself and finding out how much he doesn't know about the real world of a praticing vetenarian. We laugh with him and feel his pain. Great read.
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These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot became one of the most universally loved authors of our time.In this first volume of memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? With the local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Sigfriend Farnon, Sigfreid's zany brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen.Now as then, All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey across the Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows, and kittens are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy with all the fascination, affection, and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's work.
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Helpful Score: 2
These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot became one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

In this first volume of memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? With the local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Sigfriend Farnon, Sigfreid's zany brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen.

Now as then, All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey across the Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows, and kittens are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy with all the fascination, affection, and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's work.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is not a book that cant be put down and returned to later. That does not mean it is not better-written and funnier than some novels Ive read straight through. And every time the authors boss goes overboard and I feel righteously angry on behalf of the author, I realize that he had his revenge by recording his bosss nutty behavior in his books. First in a series; sequels include All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing.
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Helpful Score: 1
These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot became one of the most universally loved authors of our time.In this first volume of memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? With the local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Sigfriend Farnon, Sigfreid's zany brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen.Now as then, All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey across the Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows, and kittens are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy with all the fascination, affection, and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's work.
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The life of a country veterinarian in pre-WWII England comes vividly alive in this book. But Herriot's animal stories are people stories, too, and the people meet daily hardship with humor, courage, and persistence. There are lessons here, but no preaching, just a series of brief, finely written sketches of the Yorkshire Dales and its people.
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Anyone who loves animals will love the James Herriot books. They are written through the eyes of a country vet and sometimes he'll have you laughing out loud and other times, you are reaching for a kleenex.
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This is the heartwarming true story of Dr. James Herriot a country veterinarian whose unique courage, warmth, humor and natural storytelling ability have captured the heart of America in a very special way!
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James Herriot's love for animals shines through in these feel good stories of his life as a country vet in England. From taking care of kittens and puppies all the way up through large farm animals, Mr. Herriot always has an interesting anecdote and lesson it impart. His entire series are a pleasure to read.
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One of a series of books written by James Herriot. Excellently written and entertaining stories of rural England in the early to mid 1900's
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The funny things in a veternarians life.
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Very likeable.
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Wonderful true stories about Dr. James Herriot, a country vet.
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I really liked this memoir of being an English countryside vet in the late 1930s. The book, though it did follow a loose chronology, seemed more like a series of articles or anecdotes than a cohesive novel. Some chapters did flow together, but the vast majority did not. That's not to say that I didn't like the book, because I did, I loved it - it had many parts that were laugh-out-loud funny - the brother, Tristan, was an especially comical character. The memoir was educational too, but the veterinary technicalities were well explained. It actually had less to do with animals than I thought it would - there was a great deal about people - even a central romance!
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This book is amazing. I work for a vet, and I thought it would not hold my attention for very long. I was wrong, he tells his stories as if you were sitting next to a cozy fire with him laughing together. Captivating!
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One fabulous author & story-teller.
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Just like the rest of his books, wonderful stories!
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The classic, based on a true story.
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I love Herriot's novels. They are funny, warm, and totally entertaining.
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I loved it when I read it many years ago - my daughter "had" to read it for school and didn't like it.
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A book even "non-animal lovers" will love!
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This book is on my list of all time favorites. If you have a love for animals, then you will love this book. At times hilarious, other times poignant, always a very good read
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Bestselling book, funny & likeable. Four-legged inhabitants journey through the English countryside with the world's best-loved animal doctor. Details ppsotioning a calf for birthing, comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog & only companion has died..heartwarming, sometimes funny stories...the relationship between man & animal..
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James Herriot was a country veterinarion who lived in Yorkshire before (and after) World War II. His stories are funny, heartwarming, sad, and highly educational.
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also very lengthy, but it's a great story. i read this years ago for a school summer reading assignment.
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"[Herriot] is the most entertaining, most thoroughly likeable, most engaging person to have come along in a long time, and teh stories he has to tell are fascinating." The Washington Post
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A wonderful book, with funny stories, heartwrenching stories, stories to make you think. But above all, a story about love of profession, land, and people. Love this book!
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If you haven't read this series you are in for a real treat. This is one of my all time favorite books. A must for animal lovers everywhere.
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This is a true story of Dr. James Herriot, a country veterinarian whose unique courage, warmth, humor and natural storytelling ability have captured the heart of America ina very special way! The second book to this one is called "All things bright and beautiful" and is also a very heartwarming story of Dr. James Herriot.
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This book is one of the most funny things I have ever read! I would recommend it to any Animal lover or things English!
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"All things bright and beautiful" was what I got instead.
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Excellant writing style.
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Classic James Herriot. Recommended!
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My 18 year old grandson loved it.I did not read.
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The classic book about a young country vet in England. Wonderful, uplifting stories. Recommended.
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fun and relaxing read!
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James Herriot adventures are a delightful enjoyable read everytime I pick it up.