All Things Bright And Beautiful

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Book - 1974
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Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small , we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said: "If there is any justice, All Creatures Great and Small will become a classic of its kind. The publishers call it a miracle-- not too strong a word for a book that offers something for everyone: gusto, humor, pathos, information, romance, insight, style. It is vicarious living with one of the happiest and most admirable of people, a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire dales who can write superlatively well."

James, the miracle worker, has done it again. All Things Bright and Beautiful is precisely the warm and joyful sequel that readers all over America have been asking for. James is now married, and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his former boss, now partner, Siegfried lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters-- humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets-- all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection, and insight that have made Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. This is the most loving book of the year to have-- or to give.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1974
ISBN: 9780312020309
Branch Call Number: 636.0890924 Her
Characteristics: 378 p


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Nov 13, 2018

Engaging, wise, and wonderful stories by a gifted writer; an even more enjoyable read than Herriot's first book, "All Creatures Great and Small", which I loved.

formrfarmr2011 Jul 14, 2014

A very enjoyable read. One really gets the feel for what Yorkshire was like at the time and also what it was like to be a vet. I really enjoyed this one! I highly recommend it.

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