All Things Wise and Wonderful

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 440 pages
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Readers adored his tales as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful-- now James Herriot treats us to another delightful volume of memoirs rich with his own brand of humor and wisdom.

In the midst of World War Two, James is training for the Royal Air Force, while going home to Yorkshire whenever possible to see his very pregnant wife, Helen. Musing on past adventures through the dales, visiting with old friends, and introducing scores of new and amusing characters-- animal and human alike-- Herriot enthralls us once again with his uncanny ability to spin a most engaging and heartfelt yarn.

 

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

country vet. - good. In the midst of World War II, James is training for the Royal Air Force, while going home to Yorkshire whenever possible to see his very pregnant wife, Helen. Musing on past ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

These four books were the first I read from the adult section of the tiny town library I grew up with. Still remember them fondly - still don't want to be involved in animal husbandry or to have a pet. That universality of appeal is a large part of their genius. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
10
CHAPTER 3
23
CHAPTER 4
32
CHAPTER 5
43
CHAPTER 6
54
CHAPTER 7
66
CHAPTER 8
71
CHAPTER 26
217
CHAPTER 27
227
CHAPTER 28
229
CHAPTER 29
240
CHAPTER 30
251
CHAPTER 31
264
CHAPTER 32
275
CHAPTER 33
288

CHAPTER 9
81
CHAPTER 10
88
CHAPTER 11
96
CHAPTER 12
104
CHAPTER 13
114
CHAPTER 14
121
CHAPTER 15
131
CHAPTER 16
136
CHAPTER 17
147
CHAPTER 18
156
CHAPTER 19
158
CHAPTER 20
163
CHAPTER 21
171
CHAPTER 22
179
CHAPTER 23
189
CHAPTER 24
196
CHAPTER 25
208
CHAPTER 34
297
CHAPTER 35
311
CHAPTER 36
316
CHAPTER 37
324
CHAPTER 38
334
CHAPTER 39
345
CHAPTER 40
356
CHAPTER 41
365
CHAPTER 42
377
CHAPTER 43
384
CHAPTER 44
390
CHAPTER 45
401
CHAPTER 46
410
CHAPTER 47
424
CHAPTER 48
439
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About the author (1998)

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, 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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