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All Creatures Great and SmallThe classic multimillion copy bestsellerDelve into the magical unforgettable world of James Herriot the world's most beloved veterinarian and his menagerie of heartwarming funny and tragic animal patientsFor over forty years generations of readers have thrilled to Herriot's marvelous tales deep love of life and extraordinary storytelling abilities For decades Herriot roamed the remote beautiful Yorkshire Dales treating every patient that came his way from smallest to largest and observing animals and humans alike with his keen loving eyeIn All Creatures Oh dear heavens a cow is having a difficult birth A cat is sick The local lord's thoroughbred has skinned its knee To live in a world where these are your most worrisome worries is to live in the world of James Herriot the pen name of Alf Wight the real life mid 20th century country vet of the Yorkshire Dales in northern England Having said that Herriot's stories wouldn't be as ragingly popular as they have been if they were nothing but fluff No for a bunch of animal tales there's a great deal of pathos herein Just about every story delves into the human condition as it pertains to the Dales farmers and their struggle to exist never mind thrive in the harsh conditions of not only weather but the rapidly accelerating industrialization of farming Mid century small farms were feeling the pinch and Herriot captured the fight He also mixes in the everyday strife of everyman in a very relatable way Loosely based on his experiences these delightful tales drama cozies I call them take place in an idyllic setting The Yorkshire Dales and the North York MoorsMuker in SwaledaleAddingham west of HarrogateThe Cleveland Way near WainstonesThe story begins with Herriot as a newly graduated vet arriving at the home and veterinarian practice of Siegfried Farnon and his aloof fun loving brother Tristan two eccentric fellows who provide a good deal of comic relief and storytelling foil It's the 1930s and although war is on the horizon this first book in the series focuses on the not so tumultuous time prior when an outbreak of animal contagion was the apex of concern In general the tension for these anecdotal stories all cobbled together into one loose narrative is on the light side unless you're an animal lover in which case you will feel your heart ripped out and replenished again and again Though essentially a collection of short stories All Creatures Great and Small does a great job of providing an intro into the world and character of Herriot it delivers highly readable pastoral tales and then it gives you a sense of closure without closing out the option for stories to come And boy are there storiesThese stories will satisfy lovers of animals animal husbandry pre WWII veterinarian practice an industry in flux at the time the English countryside and Yorkshire life specifically as well as those looking for a light taste of pastoral humor I liken reading Herriot to watching painter Bob Happy Little Trees Ross in action It's soothing stuffPS I enjoyed looking through pics of the Dales and Moors for this review so much that I'm going to add Let's call this the PIX APPENDIX Upper Swaledale23 Kirkgate Thirsk Home and practice of James HerriotGoatland Railroad Station used in the first Harry Potter movie

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Great and Small we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school Some visits are heart wrenchingly difficult such as one to an old man in the village whose very ill dog is his only friend and companion some are lighthearted and fun such as Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws parties and has his own stationery and yet others are inspirational and enlightening such a October 14 2019I have just finished reading and as expected I have nothing much to add to my review Except that I enjoyed it just as much as ever October 5 2019 I am starting my second 'official' reading of this book but it is actually the umpty second time I've opened it up to escape for a time to James Herriot's wonderful world I very greatly doubt i will have anything different to say when I finish this go round The reason I am diving into the Yorkshire Dales again is that I just finished reading The Real James Herriot A Memoir of My Father and I simply have to revisit my old friends And after this I will read the other four Herriot books on my shelves I've also read them numerous times but 'unofficially' and many many years ago So that is why we are here and now let's all go to Skeldale HouseOriginal review October 4 2015I've read this book so many times over the years yet every single time I get to the last word on the last page I am ready to go back to chapter one and start all over From the first day of Herriot's arrival at Skeldale House being greeted by a tsunami of leaping barking dogs to the week of tuberculin testing that brings the book to a close we share the moments of joy laughter tears nerves confidence mix ups and triumphs involved in his Yorkshire veterinary practice of the 1930'sWe meet the Farnon brothers and many interesting people around the Dales not to mention wonderful animals that will live forever just as the human characters will Who could ever forget Tricki Woo? Or that Labrador whose howling while coming out of the anesthetic drove poor Tristan half out of his mind? That huge farm horse that leaned so comfortably on Herriot while his foot was being examinedthe list could go on and onIt is always a pleasure to re visit Darrowby even when I know ahead of time how every crisis turns out Herriot fills these pages with his love for his job his joy for life and his fascination with the people and animals around him And if a story about any case makes Herriot appear a bit silly it is still included creating an even stronger sense of reality because we all have stories that now make us laugh but then made us cringe My thanks to Herriot for sharing everything with us not only here but in all the other books he wrote each one is a treasure

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PDF ¹ BOOK All Creatures Great and Small ´ The classic multimillion copy bestsellerDelve into the magical unforgettable world of James Herriot the world's most beloved veterinarian and his menagerie of heartwarming funny and tragic animal patientsFor over forty years generations of readers have thrilled to Herriot's marvelous tales deep lovS Herriot's recollections of poor farmers who will scrape their meager earnings together to be able to get proper care for their working animals From seeing to his patients in the depths of winter on the remotest homesteads to dealing with uncooperative owners and critically ill animals Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor compassion and love of the animal world shine forthJames Herriot's memoirs have sold 80 million copies worldwide and continue to delight and entertain readers of all age A lighthearted and cozy memoir of the life of a veterinarian set in rural northern England in the historic county of Yorkshire I read this long ago and had added it to my list of books I’d loved at one point in my life and wanted to re read I think I reuested that my library get a copy a year ago and I finally got this just as I was just beginning another book about all manner of animals My Family and Other Animals which takes place slightly before this first book of Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small series which covers some of the 30s and 40s There is to this story than the animal veterinarian anecdotes or the cast of the characters who seem so delightfully real with Herriot’s ability to weave so much charm into these real life people and their animals Some are about the beloved house pets some are about the eccentric owners whereas there are of the farm variety – cows horses pigs chickens and so on but what doesn’t change very often is his love of what he does or of this life he is building in this new place surrounded by nature Where Herriot shines is in he made this come so fully alive for me in his descriptions of this new to him landscape and these people who are reluctant to trust a young whippersnapper like him so used to the way things have always been done around here And it feels so personally shared as though he’s written this personal letter to you or he’s sharing his stories around a warm fire on a winter night – comfy cozy and warmly shared ”You don’t find people like the Bramleys now; radio television and the motorcar have carried the outside world into the most isolated places so that the simple people you used to meet on the lonely farms are rapidly becoming like people anywhere else” Many thanks once again to the Public Library system and the many Librarians that manage organize and keep it running for the loan of this book