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All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
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All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (Paperback)

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The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small.



Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - for ever . . .



Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.



'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' - Kate Humble



'Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight' - Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess



This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

BiographyMemoirsFiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Medical & VeterinaryVeterinary medicine Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 17/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781447226017  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James Herriot grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995. He wrote many books about Yorkshire country life, including some for children, but he is best known for his memoirs, beginning with If Only They Could Talk. The books were televised in the enormously popular series All Creatures Great and Small.

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