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Comment about quality of the books not the content
on January 4, 2011
I've just received the boxed set which I ordered based on favorable reviews on Amazon. I did not like the quality of the books in the set. I own St Martin's Griffin and St Martin's Paperbacks copies of James Herriot books and they both are better quality than this set. The biggest problem for me is that font is smudgy and not sharp. It irritates me a lot when reading and looks cheap. Not what I expected for $60. In addition, from the quick glance at the books, the first three books in the set are rough equivalent of US title "All Creatures Great and Small", and the fourth of "All Things Bright and Beautiful", which is twice the size of the 4th book in the set "Vet in the Harness". Not sure how it was done, and what chapters have been moved around, but the US edition seems more straightforward. I am returning the set and will continue to buy St Martin's Griffin editions.