All Things Bright and Beautiful
"A very warm, very engaging read. . . . The reader falls totally under his spell." --Associated Press The second volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesMillions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since... show more
"A very warm, very engaging read. . . . The reader falls totally under his spell." --Associated Press The second volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesMillions 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.Now in a new edition for the first time in a decade, All Things Bright and Beautiful is the beloved sequel to Herriot's first collection, All Creatures Great and Small, and picks up as Herriot, now newly married, journeys among the remote hillside farms and valley towns of the Yorkshire Dales, caring for their inhabitants---both two- and four-legged. Throughout, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of life shine out as we laugh, cry, and delight in his portraits of his many, varied animal patients and their equally varied owners. "Humor, realism, sensitivity, earthiness; animals comic and tragic; and people droll, pathetic, courageous, eccentric---all of whom he views with the same gentle compassion and a lively sense of the sad, the ridiculous, and the admirable." --Columbus Dispatch
Publish date: August 1st 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: All Creatures Great and Small (#2)
I enjoyed the continuing story of James Herriot's Yorkshire. While there's no doubt there would be many colourful characters in that part of the world, it takes a good writer to bring them to life in this way. Very enjoyable.
Call me an old softy, but I find these books heartwarming.
Very charming, moving, and entertaining all at once.
Dogs, cows, horses, sheep, cats and more die, while others are saved, some miraculously so in this continuation of James Herriot's series based on his experiences as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales of Northern England. The gorgeous Yorkshire Dales...The vast and windswept Yorkshire Dales...This time ar...
Second in the series. (the divisions between the volumes are not important- the entire series could be bound as one giant book- although it might be hard to hold up). Strong work.