All Things Bright and Beautiful
The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor
Author: James Herriot; read by Nicholas Ralph
**This program is read by Nicholas Ralph, star of the PBS Masterpiece series**
"Nicholas Ralph’s readings of Herriot’s stories are as comforting an experience as the show, and even more immersive." —The Houston Chronicle
A tie-in to the PBS Masterpiece series and Christmas special, available on streaming and home video.
The second volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series.
Millions of readers and listeners have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the fifty years since his animal stories were first introduced to the world.
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 as we laugh, cry, and delight in the portraits of his many varied animal patients and their equally varied owners.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
All Creatures Great and Small is available on Blu-ray and DVD. To purchase, visit shop.pbs.org. MASTERPIECE® is a registered trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation. Used with permission. A Playground production for MASTERPIECE and Channel 5 in association with All3Media and Screen Yorkshire. Cover photo © Playground Television UK Ltd / Photographer: Ed Miller
In The News
“Whatever joy one found in [All Creatures Great and Small] is in [All Things Bright and Beautiful], only even more joyous; whatever laughter rippled from the throat in the reading of the first, finds even greater gusto in this one. It is funny, wry, simple in its story but as deep and perceptive of life's truths as the superlative sensitivity of the write and his talent can make it.” —Dorothy Eastland, The Hartford Courant
“Christopher Timothy conveys his relish for the countryside and country folk, not to mention animals.... Herriot's generous nature and honest concern coupled with Timothy's friendly style are a winning combination.” —AudioFile