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All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Creatures Great and Small) Paperback – August 1, 2004
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“The kind of book that makes an evening seem a little warmer and your pet a bit more important.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A very warm, very engaging read . . . the reader falls totally under his spell.” ―The Associated Press
“Whether sad or glad, each story shows his affection for animals and people . . . this man is a celebrant of life.” ―Chicago Tribune
“Herriot is both tender and wise . . . All Things Bright and Beautiful is a book to be happy with.” ―The Boston Globe
“You had better read this book yourself. It's a treat, a rare one, and God knows we all need all treat these days.” ―The Washington Post
“Human beings just naturally respond to a writer as lovable, wholesome, eloquent, humorous and well-stocked with anecdotes as James Herriot. He offers a mastery of both the comic and the tragic.” ―Chicago Tribune
“All Things Bright and Beautiful is like a visit to a loved place inhabited by dear friends . . . certainly the happiest book so far this season” ―The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
“James Herriot has served up another warm, witty, wonderful book in All Things Bright and Beautiful.” ―The Indianapolis News
“It is impossible to speak of this second book without thinking strongly of the first. For it is truly a repeated 'miracle' as All Creatures Great and Small was described. Whatever joy one found in the first is in the second, only even more joyous; whatever laughter rippled from the throat in the reading of the first, finds even greater gusto in this one. It is funny, wry, simple in its story but as deep and perceptive of life's truths as the superlative sensitivity of the writer and his talent can make it. Best seller list, look out!” ―The Hartford Courant
“Humour, realism, sensitivity, earthiness; animals comic and tragic; and people droll, pathetic, courageous, eccentric--all of whom he views with the same gentle compassion and a lively sense of the sad, the ridiculous, and the admirable.” ―The Columbus Dispatch
“Superb, a book to be enjoyed in one sitting or in bits and pieces to make it last longer.” ―Library Journal
About the Author
James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.
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feel like you know them personally. the stories just don't quit!! At night my husband and I would read his books,
laugh, and almost could not put them down. If you love animals, enjoy great stories, and humor, then this is
the book for you!!
I miss his style and humor.
I strongly and joyfully recommend this book to any animal lover.