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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447225996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447225997
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JAMES HERRIOT grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards, he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995.

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"The attraction of Herriot's ever popular memoirs of a country vet...is their alternating highs and lows, humour and pathos, and gripping anecdotes about delivering lambs, grumpy farmers, hypochondriac pet-owners, stroppy cows and blunt Yorkshire characters. And, of course, there's a powerful nostalgia element in these stories about our green and pleasant land in the day before the ravages of ribbon development."--Daily Mail

"On original release in the 1970s, James Herriot's insights into the life of a working vet were so popular and enchanting to readers that the area of the Yorkshire Dales in which he practised became known as 'James Herriot country'."
--Yorkshire Ridings magazine

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Contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fiction Fan on 1 Dec. 2009
Format: Paperback
James Herriot (aka Alf Wight) first had these wonderfully warm and funny stories of life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales published in the 1970's and they have stood the test of time. They spawned 2 feature films and a long running BBC TV series with Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy and Peter Davison, but for the real deal read this book - the first two novels rolled into one and bask in the characters, the heartwarming stories and the bizarre animal tales. I've no doubt James Herriot's writing inspired a generation of kids to become vets, and no doubt there is plenty of artistic licence in the books, but they take you to a better world. A marvellous read.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 25 Aug. 2004
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The James Herriot series of books have given me endless hours of enjoyment. Having seen the television programmes based on these stories I was prepared to be disappointed with the written version, but I was unprepared for the quality of writing skill used. Having read the Gervase Phinn books, about a school inspector in the Dales, I was delighted to find a similar style of writing. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys reading an honest account of life for a vet, during the 1930s.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Janet Blackman on 12 Mar. 2013
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I love the vet books. I have read them so many times I kow what is coming in the next chapter. I was excited that I could get them on my Kindle. and purchased All Creatures Great ans Small. But they appear to have been abridged some of the stories are missing. I went back to look at my books to make sure I was not getting my books mixed up. No they are definitely abridged so a little dissappointed.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mark M on 12 July 2005
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This is a good place to start if you are yet to read a book by this author. I first read it when I was a teenager and three decades later I am still enjoying Herriot's books from time to time. He takes the reader into a place and a life that strikes me as one I would love to be a part of. He offers the reader inciteful tales of humour, hardship, humanity and wisdom in the rich seasonal landscape of rural North Yorkshire. I cannot think of a negative word to say about this author. He is a rare gem who never disappoints. James Herriot has left a legacy that will continue to bring joy and peace to those who have the good fortune to pick up his books. Although not intended or regarded as works of high literature his books rest happily on my shelf alongside other lofty tombs! Many thanks Mr Herriot.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 April 2001
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I read Herriot's "If only they could talk" (in Indonesian translation) when I was 10 years old in Indonesia. It gave me an unforgettable impression of the beauty of life. A life that's full of variation, dynamics, and humors at each part. It was one of my favourite books for the next 20 years! After the era of Internet, I tried to find the English version. What I got is this book, "All Creatures Great and Small", which is the expansion of "If Only". Funny, the book gave the same impression as if it's the first time I read it, the same feeling that our life is great, beautiful, dan humourous. The book has its role to form my philosophy of life. Read it, you'll see what I mean. (Another great thing is that now I live in the country of Herriot)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Wheatley on 20 Sept. 2012
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I bought this book in 1972 and as a Veterinary nurse in a veterinary Hospital that was open 365 days a year and 24/7 I found it delightful and at times extremely funny. The first book that ever made me "laugh out loud", it was at times also sad and I found it very easy to empathise with the characters. I worked at the time with a female version of James Herriot so I could understand the situations that arose in the surgery and out on visits. His books will always be my favourites that I go back to when I need a laugh or even a cry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dolphin TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 Jun. 2012
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When this book was published in the States in 1972, it caused a sensation. Critics and publishers alike called it "a miracle" and, for once, they were right. Its success prompted its author to write two sequels and several other books, and in time everything Herriot-related created a kind of industry, including an excellent TV series. Recently, a stage adaptation premièred in 2010, and late last year a BBC drama called "Young James Herriot" started airing on TV, based in part on a biography written by his son. With all these derivative projects, it pays to remember that the original books are still exceptionally good and worth rediscovering.

Set in the late thirties onwards, these hilarious anecdotes (loosely based on real-life events) relate the adventures and misadventures of a city-bred, newly-qualified vet who settles down to his first paying job in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales, where life is tough, men are tougher, money is short, and animals are mostly viewed as commodities and crops. James Herriot gets properly stuck in and finds that being a good vet is only part of the job. Siegfried Farnon, his jovial but mercurially unpredictable boss, requires careful handling, the local farmers would test the patience of a saint, and when Siegfried's younger brother Tristan comes home to help with the practice, tensions between the brothers soon escalate until James is unwittingly caught in the middle of some pretty serious domestic warfare. As if his life weren't already full, romance beckons but the path of true love is, as always, strewn with difficulties.

The narrative is delightful, a perfect mix of humour and moving realism as the young vet's initially diffident and hostile clients gradually begin to accept the outsider (and a Scot to boot) and his difficult and often uncomfortable work starts to bring its own rewards. A heart-warming book suitable for absolutely everyone.
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