All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures, Bk 1)
All Creatures Great and Small - All Creatures, Bk 1 Author:James Herriot 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 author... more »s 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.« less
Nancy L. (cub1) reviewed All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures, Bk 1) on
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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.
Erin R. (emr1759) reviewed All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures, Bk 1) on
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!