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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small [Kindle Edition]

James Herriot
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The stories of a young veterinarian making his way in the rugged English countryside—and of the people and animals he met along the way
In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike.
This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.


A country veterinary surgeon describes the joys and trials of his profession recalls his early career and experiences with his unique clientele.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2815 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (15 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060QM0AG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Joy to Read 11 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Many years ago I was given this book without any prior knowledge of James Herriot the vet. From the first page to the last I was gripped by the sense of joy and wonderment contained within. Even now having read this book maybe five or six times it still fills me with that feeling you get on a warm summers day as the sun goes down. Is there a more joyous book? I really doubt it.

This is really the omnibus of the first few books that James Herriot or rather James Alfred Wight based loosely on his life as a vet in the 40's. It is charming warm and full of humour. It speaks of a simpler and sometimes harder life that Britain has lost.

The writing style is deceptively simple. However it packs all the information you need to recreate the Yorkshire of days gone by. Characters jump out the page and of course the love of animals is evident on every page.

A simply wonderful book that never fails to add a little warmth to my world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All creatures great and small 2 July 2009
I have read most of the James Herriot books, this is another good book. James Herriot books are ideal to read when you need a giggle. I would recoment this book to All creatures great and small fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great read 16 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My father is 93 and spends a lot of time reading. He'll never manage a Kindle so the large print books are great.
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