All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot

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Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor.

For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small was first published-- readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.

Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal-- and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion , and love of life are truly inspiring.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James Herriot's classic book All Creatures Great and Small. These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot has become one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

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"One of the funniest and most likeable books around."-- Atlantic Monthly

"If there is any justice, All Creatures Great And Small will become a classic of its kind...With seemingly effortless art, this man tells his stories with perfect timing and optimum scale. Many more famous authors could work for a lifetime and not achieve more flawless literary control."-- Chicago Tribune Book World

"Herriot charms because he delights in life, embraces it with sensitivity and gust and writes with grace. All Creatures Great And Small may well be the happiest book of the year."-- The New York Times Book Review

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James Herriot

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, 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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All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 1998
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312965785
ISBN10: 0312965788
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$8.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
December 2002
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781559277730
ISBN10: 1559277734
Audio Run Time: 16:00
$49.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593971731
ISBN10: 1593971737
Audio Run Time: 16:00
$24.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
September 1992
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312084981
ISBN10: 0312084986
5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$24.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312330859
ISBN10: 0312330855
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$15.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
5/6/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250057839
ISBN10: 1250057833
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$15.99
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