All Things Wise and Wonderful

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Macmillan, Nov 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series

Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful. Now here's a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot's own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.

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 adventures through the dales, visiting with old friends, and introducing scores of new and amusing character--animal and human alike--Herriot enthralls with his uncanny ability to spin a most engaging and heartfelt yarn.

Millions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since his delightful animal stories were first introduced to the world.

 

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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

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
64
Section 7
69
Section 8
79
Section 25
214
Section 26
224
Section 27
226
Section 28
237
Section 29
248
Section 30
261
Section 31
272
Section 32
284

Section 9
86
Section 10
94
Section 11
102
Section 12
112
Section 13
119
Section 14
129
Section 15
134
Section 16
145
Section 17
154
Section 18
156
Section 19
161
Section 20
168
Section 21
176
Section 22
186
Section 23
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Section 24
205
Section 33
293
Section 34
307
Section 35
312
Section 36
319
Section 37
329
Section 38
340
Section 39
351
Section 40
360
Section 41
372
Section 42
378
Section 43
384
Section 44
394
Section 45
403
Section 46
417
Section 47
431
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About the author (2004)

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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