All Things Wise & Wonderful

All Things Wise & Wonderful

Book - 1977
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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."
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1977
ISBN: 9780312020316
Branch Call Number: 636.089 HER
Characteristics: 432 pages ;,22 cm


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Dec 21, 2018

Great reading if you are a WW Two buff.
Because it was set in that time period, I felt cautious as I didn't want to read emotion evoking stories (over sensitivity on my part.)

Sep 26, 2011

The last 2 DVDs in this book are mislabled--11 & 12 are mislabled, so listen to 12 before 11.

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