All Things Wise and Wonderful
The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesReaders 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,... show more
The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesReaders 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.
Publish date: November 1st 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Biography Memoir
, Short Stories
Series: All Creatures Great and Small (#3)
Very funny like the others, however I could have done without all of the Army bits.
I enjoyed reading about James' forays in the air force, even though he didn't get very far. I love the stories he tells, especially when he went to help the farmer. Brilliant!
Had my doubts when picking this up such along time after reading the others however I loved it; gentleness coupled with reserved mode of story-telling had me in its grips right from the get-go. The inclusion of RAF training and the birth of his son in this volume were absolutely lovely.4* - All Crea...
I love the way I feel like I know all of the villagers personally after reading Herriot's books.
True adventures of a British country veteranarian in the 1930's and 1940's. A very sincere, thoughtful, and compassionate work; you can tell this author really loves his characters. This volume gets into World War II, and how it touched the British countryside.