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All Creatures Great and Small (original: 1972; edição: 1985)

de James Herriot (Autor)

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Herriot, a veterinarian, returns to his rural home after World War II and finds it difficult adjusting to peacetime. Through the support of his wife and partners, he begins to overcome his problems and rediscover the joy in veterinary medicine.
Membro:DanielleDriscoll
Título:All Creatures Great and Small
Autores:James Herriot (Autor)
Informação:Bantam (1985), Edition: Reissue, 499 pages
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All Creatures Great and Small de James Herriot (1972)

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Great look at the humor and challenges of rural veterinary practice in Britain a century ago. James Herriot is a master storyteller who keeps the reader's interest and emphasizes the blessing of common things. ( )
  danielsparks | Jun 19, 2021 |
My late grandfather spent many years as a farmer, the proud manager of a prizewinning herd of cows. Having spent most of his life outdoors, he wasn’t a great one for reading, but he did have one entire series of books: James Herriot’s (aka James Alfred Wight’s) fictionalised memoirs of his work as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales. These were the 1970s paperback editions, with covers by Norman Thelwell (a childhood favourite of mine, thanks to his pony cartoons). I don’t remember whether I read Granddad’s James Herriot books piecemeal during visits, or whether I borrowed them, but I definitely got through several of the series. Twenty years have passed and I didn’t remember the finer details of the stories, only a general sense that Herriot spent most of his time with his arm up the rear end of a cow. Now I’ve come back to these warm, cosy stories in an omnibus edition, reading them alongside the 2020 TV adaptation (which is wonderful). While cows’ rear ends do feature in abundance, All Creatures Great & Small is also full of wonderful characters, from Siegfried Farnon to Tricki Woo; and yet they aren’t its main appeal. That lies in Herriot’s evocation of the Yorkshire landscape, and his loving record of a world that was, even then, beginning to disappear. Magical, comforting fare.

For the full review, please see my blog:
https://theidlewoman.net/2021/05/10/all-creatures-great-small-1970-72-james-herr... ( )
1 vote TheIdleWoman | May 16, 2021 |
In the late 1930s, during the period near the end of the Great Depression but before the world went to war, a young Scotsman graduates from veterinary school and looks for any job he can get. His search leads him to accepting a position as an associate at a small practice in the Yorkshire dales, where he will be responsible for healing both livestock and house pets. Although well-trained academically, he is woefully short of practical experience, something which the local farmers and his colleagues alike are only too happy to point out. Nevertheless, the young man perseveres and soon becomes a respected and indispensable part of the community. Along the way, he learns his craft by dealing with literally hundreds of animals—as well as their owners, in many cases—under conditions that range from harrowing to humorous. Above it all, though, he also finds himself enamored and deeply affected by the people, the landscape, and the rhythm of life in his newly adopted home.

All Creatures Great and Small is the memoir of James Herriot, the humble and thoughtful man who embarks on this heartwarming journey. (Incidentally, while it is a history, the book apparently is not a strictly verbatim account; for instance, James Herriot is the pen name for James “Alf” Wight, the man who actually wrote it about three decades later based on his experiences.) Over the course of 67 relatively short chapters, Herriot delivers tale after delightful tale of his work with the animals, his interactions with the local inhabitants, his budding friendships with his boss and his boss’ younger brother, his growing admiration for the natural world around him, and, most of all, his halting courtship of the woman who will become his wife. While each of these chapters often relates a distinct event, collectively they constitute a chronicle of the author’s life as he moves through the first few years of his new career.

It is hard to express just how utterly charming I found this entire volume to be. Herriot may well have been a gifted and empathetic veterinarian—and, by all indications, he certainly was—but he was just as clearly a remarkable writer. While his stories of treating animals (particularly the large ones: cows, horses, pigs, and sheep) were uniformly splendid, where the author’s prose really stood out for me was in his descriptions of the northern English countryside as the seasons changed from the harsh realities of late fall and winter to the life-affirming growth of spring and summer. Beyond that, Herriot had a real talent for capturing the essence of his human subjects in subtle ways, either through the words they spoke or the actions they took. He lived at a time and under circumstances that are rapidly receding from memory, but we are fortunate to have such a gentle and endearing tribute to remind us all of what took place. ( )
  browner56 | Apr 8, 2021 |
James Herriot is just starting out in veterinary medicine. He is green behind the ears as many of the local farmers like to remind him. James has the biggest heart and the kindest soul. He wants to do his very best and it shows.

Ok…I am behind. I have never read this book. So, when I saw it was a show on Masterpiece Theatre, I knew I must read it first. Luckily it was an audiobook at NetGalley.

I will say that this audiobook is very long. It is a good book and extremely unique but a little long.

There is so much in this memoir. I have laughed and cried and learned quite a bit. I enjoyed all the characters, as a matter of fact, I think some of them are people in my home town. This is a joyful and fun read. Also, the narrator, Nicholas Ralph, did a fantastic job. There could not have been a more perfect narrator for this memoir.

Need a good, down to earth listen…this is it!

I received this audiobook from the publisher for a honest review. ( )
1 vote fredreeca | Feb 16, 2021 |
This was just as captivating as the first (and second) time around. It was interesting to note the new TV adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small diverged more from the book version than I realized. ( )
  This-n-That | Feb 9, 2021 |
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