On original release in the 1970s, James Herriot's insights into the life of a working vet were so popular and enchanting to readers that the area of the Yorkshire Dales in which he practised became known as 'James Herriot country'. * Yorkshire Ridings Magazine * Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight -- Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess The attraction of Herriot's ever popular memoirs of a country vet . . . is their alternating highs and lows, humour and pathos, and gripping anecdotes about delivering lambs, grumpy farmers, hypochondriac pet-owners, stroppy cows and blunt Yorkshire characters. And, of course, there's a powerful nostalgia element in these stories about our green and pleasant land in the day before the ravages of ribbon development. * Daily Mail * Bulls with sunstroke, pigs on the run and a cake-eating Peke with a betting habit . . . I grew up reading James Herriot's book and I'm delighted that thirty years on they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then. -- Kate Humble --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. James Herriot grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995. He wrote many books about Yorkshire country life, including some for children, but he is best known for his memoirs, beginning with If Only They Could Talk. The books were televised in the enormously popular series All Creatures Great and Small. --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. This edition contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James finds he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can’t help him . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors.'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble
Veterinario rural El autor cuenta con cariño y mucho sentido del humor sus comienzos como veterinario en los Dales de Yorkshire, sus aventuras y sus desventuras con los animales y los granjeros, y su día a día con su singular jefe y su hermano. Un gran libro, muy divertido, bien escrito y que refleja un gran amor por la naturaleza y la vida en general.
A good read What a lovely set of experiences. I am enjoying the read. I can imagine the vet and the people of the Dales.
Brilliant. Absolutely lovely. Not only for animal lovers. I am looking forward to reading all of Mr. Herriot's books. Highly advisable.
All creatures... Genial
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Life Before Fitzpatrick Referrals James Herriot - or James Wight, as he was known at home - was born in October 1916. He qualified as a vet from Glasgow Veterinary College in 1939 and, after a brief stint based in Sunderland, moved to a rural practice in Yorkshire. His first book, "If Only They Could Talk", was published in 1970 and was the beginning of a series that was based on his life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales. The books were adapted by the BBC for a long running tv show. "All Creatures Great and Small" brings together his first two books, "If Only They Could Talk" and "It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet" and the first three chapters of his third, "Let Sleeping Vets Lie". I watched the tv show whan I was young, and read a few of the books when I was at school. I remember having loved both at the time, and I very much enjoyed catching up with Herriot again. "All Creatures Great and Small" covers Herriot's first couple of years in the Dales. (In print, his career began in 1937, two years earlier than his real-life career began). I don't think I would have fully appreciated as a teenager just how much the world has changed since then. Life was a good deal harder - winter, in particular, had a much bigger impact that it would today. (The quality of James' cars didn't much help either). Tractors were still a rarity, and most farms still had working horses. Compared to today, the preparation of the medicines used is vastly different. However, Herriot wrote of the time and the people with a great deal of affection. I'll certainly return to the later books in the series. Very much recommended.
All creatures great and small by James Herriot THIS is not the first time I've read this book. In fact it's the third over many years, starting with the original paperbacks. I do wish I'd kept them. I love the TV series too. Beautifully written in a descriptive, humorous style ,the stories unfold of a newly trained vet. His busy , non glamorous job tending farm animals all over the beautiful hills and dales. It will make you laugh out loud one minute and bring a tear to your eye another but you won't want to stop reading. If you love animals ,people and wonderful countryside this is book you will love and probably reread every few years.
Hooked from the first page! I’ve read all James Herriots books before but I wanted to read them again on kindle. I’m going to Thirsk soon to spend time where he lived and worked, and visit his museum. His books are a joy to read, they are hilarious, literally laugh out loud every chapter, and his descriptive portrayal of the Yorkshire Dales and the wonderful people he met and worked, the farmers, the animals he treated, is fascinating, warm and so funny. I would recommend his books to anyone who likes a good easy read and who loves animals.
A Book that you can really get into. Well it's some 35 years since I first read this book and it has not lost an ounce of it's magic. I laughed and giggled my way through it and that is not always good when its 3am and you find yourself with a fit of the giggles. I could not even explain the humour to family for the tears running down my face and the near hysterical images as they had been portrayed in the book. I could not wait to get stuck into the rest of the Herriot series and was not let down by any of them. When they were first advertised as a TV series, I waited with bated breath hoping they had not lost the quality of the characters and to be fair they did a good job of portraying James, Segfreid and Tristram and all their many exploits, but the books are all better, you can really get into the character and the setting and be a part of each case they handle.
Heart warming I've loved reading this book, having watched the series as as child, I remembered some of the story line from the series, but that didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the book at all. Absolutely wonderful stories of old fashioned English rural farm and country life, made me feel nostalgic for the olden days, even though it was before my time! Heart warming, feel good stories, guaranteed to make you smile. I shall definitely be buying the whole series of books over the coming months.
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