- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (17 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447226089
- ISBN-13: 978-1447226086
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Every Living Thing (James Herriot 5) Paperback – 17 Jan 2013
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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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As I said, this book was James's last, being published in 1992. In it, we read adventures of a country vet, doing battle against disease, hypochondriac pet-owners, uncooperative animals, the weather, other vets, and...just about everything. This is another great James Herriot - All Creatures book, one that I loved as much as the earlier books. If you like good storytelling, or are interested in veterinarians, then you will love this book. It is a gently humorous story that is sure to entertain all. I highly recommend it!
The four books, named after a hymn "All Creatures Great and Small" are joined by this fifth volume with similar stories. James (as Alf called himself) now has his own practice in Skeldale House, is married with two kids. The stories are very similar to the first four, with goof-ups, miracles, and funny tales. Somehow, these stories are not quite as hilarious as the first set, possibly because Mr. Herriot had written up most of the good stuff, or to represent the seriousness of raising two kids and having his own practice and being a settled man rather than a raw youth just out on his own.
Nonetheless, if you lapped up all the "Creature" books, as I did, and you mourn the loss of Dr. Wight, who passed away in the 90's, then you will want to read these stories and vicariously enjoy more of the daily life of a country vet
Yorkshire Dales. His stories are so interesting and portray his love of animals in every chapter. This book is one of my
personal favourites, but all his books are timeless and I read them all over and over again.
It did spoil the read somewhat, but, don't be put off reading this series. You can't help but enjoy them - just have a laugh at the mistakes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought for my husband, who has read all the books in the series and this was the last one. He has enjoyed them all.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
The last in the series, which brings it to a conclusion nicely.Published 3 months ago by Tim Harris
Like all of James Herriots books, they are relaxing and a nice interesting but easy read.Published 4 months ago by Dave Jenkinson
You just can't have too many James Herriot books in your life! Heart warming, funny page turners, just brilliant!Published 5 months ago by S R
very prompt delivery and the money will be going to a good cause.Published 6 months ago by j beddoes
I love all James Herriot's books and now have it on my Kindle.Published 7 months ago by RICHARD A MORRIS