All Things Wise and Wonderful
James Herriot is probably the most beloved living writer. When All Things Bright and Beautiful was published three years ago, it became the number one best seller in the world, winning still new friends for the Yorkshire veterinarian whose first book All Creatures Great and Small had already been enjoyed by millions of readers.
In this, his third book, he takes up where he left off-- both in terms of the warmth, humor, and skill with which he writes, and in the story itself. It is World War Two and James has just been inducted into the RAF. We see him at training camp and we go back to Yorkshire-- on real trips as he breaks away to see Helen who is about to have a baby, and on trips of reverie as he recalls the Dales, the animals, and the Yorkshire people who have so enriched his life. We meet old friends again-- his partner Siegfried, the zany Tristan, the bon vivant Granville Bennett-- and scores of new folk, each with a story to tell. James Herriot is back, and, as one reviewer said of his work, "If ever you have loved a friend, human or otherwise, this is the book for you."
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Read from September 22 to December 16, 2013 5 stars. All Creatures Great and Small is a fantastic read. It's educational -- who knew being a vet in the late-30s was so harsh -- it's hilarious -- seriously, laugh out loud funny -- and absolutely timeless. I can't wait to watch the TV show (it's currently available on Netflix!) to see just how beautiful it is. I feel my Googling just hasn't done the area justice. 4.5 stars. All Things Bright and Beautiful didn't move along as quickly as the first book. The timeline threw me off a bit, but despite that I still loved the people, the place, and the stories. You can just tell how much the author loved this place. 3.5 stars. All Things Wise and Wonderful is the choppiest of these three books. While the first two were clearly essays about being a country vet, in this one Herriot does that weird flashback/reminiscing thing. For example, in this book he is in the RAF training to be a pilot and somehow everything he experiences keeps reminding him of home and being a vet. I could have done without that and just had the wacky, hilarious, and sometimes sad stories of being a vet before antibiotics. All of these are great, easy reading though. It's so easy to just fall back into these stories after time away. And it must be pretty clear that I love them because I just spent 2000+ pages in Yorkshire with Jim, Tristan, Tricky Woo, Cedric the Farting Boxer, Siegfried, and all of the farmers and animals in Yorkshire. 09/29/13 - Ebook omnibus editions are brutal. I've finished with the first book and LOVED it, but there's still a thousand pages to go. The other books on my shelves are quietly judging me. Do I read something else before I go on or do I dive right into the next book? I'm not sure that I'm ready to leave Yorkshire just yet. Of course, there's also the problem that the ebook is going to expire in 3 days and I can't possibly finish the final 60% in that amount of time. Hopefully there are no holds... 10/11/13 - Finished with book two! I am going to give it a little break before I move on to the third book in the omnibus, but only because I have a book club book waiting for me. 12/16/13 - And done with the omnibus! On to Book 4! Reading Progress 09/23/2013 6.0% "I just read about having to push a cow's uterus back inside her. I am traumatized right along with the poor fellow that had to help the vet." 09/27/2013 21.0% "Educational and funny! Can't wait to hunt down the TV series." 09/28/2013 25.0% "This brake-less car chapter really turned my tickle box. Laughing so hard I have tears." 09/29/2013 35.0% "I've never been to the Dales, but I love them." 10/07/2013 54.0% "The second book doesn't move as quickly as the first, but still lovely little stories." 10/11/2013 65.0% "Second book finished! Not as smooth as the first one, but still so good." 11/27/2013 66.0% "On to the third book!" 12/08/2013 84.0% 12/16/2013 100.0%
Review: All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small #3)User Review - Goodreads
Inspirational. Kind. Temperate. Compassionate.
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All things wise and wonderful. By: James Herriot. Type: English : Book : Non-fiction. Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1977. ...
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