Another James Herriot... light but fun reading. This one was mostly new to me, and I enjoyed it. I find these books uplifting and warm without being too sweet. Others, I know, feel differently, but I like them.
This one includes a few stories from trips Herriot took after the war. These glimpses of life beyond the Yorkshire dales were just as interesting to me as the animal stories for which he was justly famous.
If you haven't read this series and are in the mood for something pleasant without being challenging, they are recommended.
One of my favorite things about James Herriot's books is that each chapter is almost a stand alone short story. Although this could get confusing, he never forgets to clue his reader into what point of his life the chapter fits into. Each chapter is a delightful (if short) diorama illustrating his life as a country vet in Yorkshire, England.
I've known about James Herriot's books for years, but never got around to reading them. Then one day I happened to pick up his first book, "All Creatures Great and Small." I was completely hooked by the end of the first chapter. I look at the world a little differently after reading his books, and I can't pass by a cow or a horse (or even a dog) without smiling and remembering one of his stories. The last of his four book set, "The Lord God Made Them All," is a great example of why everyone should read James Herriot.
James Herriot is one of my all-time favorite authors. Each chapter is a short story of its own but also ties together with the others in the book. Calorie-free comfort food for the brain!
This is the last of the series of James Herriot books. It is the tales of a rural veterinarian (nothing religious, despite the title) and a very sweet set of memoirs from a man who cared very much about both people and animals.