Book Reviews of All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: James Herriot
ISBN-13: 9780553122565
ISBN-10: 0553122568
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 438
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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just as great as his first book; no decline in providing enjoyment. Just as many stories causing out-loud laughter and others drawing tears because they're so touching. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Herriot books.
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The second volume in the beloved series of memoirs of life in the Yorkshire Dales by the world's most celebrated animal doctor. This delightful volume contains the stories begun in All Creatures Great and Small.
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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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Classic, the sequel to All Creatures great and Small.
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This book makes being a veterinarian seem like the most wonderful occupation and at the same time presents the very real world of human nature and animal sense of humor. A must read for anyone thinking of living with animals.
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I enjoyed the playful stories of JH.
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As always, Herriot writes a funny and touching book.
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Another excellent book by Herriot. More wonderful stories that give you a great feeling about the place he lived and the people he worked with and for.
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James Harriot's books are delightful. His stories make me laugh out loud. Each story stands on its own making them a very low pressure enjoyable read. Highly recommended.
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Classic James Herriot. Recommended!
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Animal lovers- rejoice, for you have stumbled on a gem of a book. A country vet writes his stories with compassion and humor.
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These Herriot books are timeless and wholesome. Who wouldn't enjoy them and re-read them from time to time? They are a good antidote to those times when a reader is feeling down or sad or just wants to recall a kinder, gentler time.
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Love is wonderful the second time around...
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The kind of book that makes an evening seem a little warmer and your pet a bit more important."
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Another very interesting book, that keeps your attention by James Herriot. Excellant!
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James Harriot is an amazing author. He really brings things to life. This is a great book.
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Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said: "If there is any justice, All Creatures Great and Small will become a classic of its kind. The publishers call it a miracle--not too strong a word for a book that offers something for everyone: gusto, humor, pathos, information, romance, insight, style. It is vicarious living with one of the happiest and most admirable of people, a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire dales who can write superlatively well."

James, the miracle worker, has done it again. All Things Bright and Beautiful is precisely the warm and joyful sequel that readers all over America have been asking for. James is now married, and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his former boss, now partner, Siegfried lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters--humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets--all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection, and insight that have made Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. This is the most loving book of the year to have--or to give.
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We meet an unforgettable cast of characters, animal and human, in the second volume of Herriot's memoirs. Herriot is now Siegfried's partner in the country veterinary practice, and we go with him on his rounds, cheering his successes, mourning his losses, and smiling at the humor he finds so often
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The second volume in the beloved series of memoirs of life in the Yorkshire Dales by the world's most celebrated animal doctor. This delightful volume contains the stories begun in All Creatures Great and Small.
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Entertaining, light-hearted, and encouraging!
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A great read.
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Wonderful, relaxing and fun reading.
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Have loved this whole series of books since high school and my days on the farm. James Herriot books are my go to books when nothing else will satisfy me. He is truly gifted.
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A sequel to All Creatures Great and Small from the Yorkshire veterinarian.
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From the book back:
The Yorkshire veterinarian who captured the heart of America with "All Creatures Great and Small" has written a miraculous new bestseller bursting with love, laughter and the joy of life. Fall in love again...with James Harriot's second "most soul-satisfying authbiographical book of a decade or more!"
- Chicago Tribune Book World
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I have to say that this is one of my favorite books of all time. I just love James Harriet...the country vet who uses humor so wonderfully. I thought about not giving this one up, but I want others to enjoy it also.