All Things Bright And Beautiful. The Classic Memoirs Of A Yorkshire Country Vet

Herriot James

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Macmillan
Publisher Place: Uk
Publisher Year: 1978
Edition: Reprint

Description: 378 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The second volume of the classic adventures and misadventures of the young vet, James Herriot, in the Yorkshire Dales from 1937 onwards. Industry Reviews It was a great surprise, the sizeable success of Herriots All Creatures Great and Small (1972) - the memoirs of the early training and practice of a Yorkshire vet. This sequel carries Herriots saga of calipers and syringe from his partnership with crusty vet Siegfried, and his marriage, to his call-up for WWII - and it has the same sunny appeal. Again Herriot remembers case after case - lambing ewes or calving cows, equine patients galloping off in the distance, pet dogs and cats and even a budgie. Nearly all the sweaty dramas have a happy ending. Wretched or expiring animals in barns or surgery, wisecracking farmers and tearful owners await the moment when Herriot has that lucky break, that happy hunch, or gives a just right twist with soapy arms - and the animal struggles to its feet while Herriot shares its pleasure and relief. There are affectionate human portraits, too, including that of a gourmandizing small animal surgeon who immobilizes Herriot with food and drink after a successful operation. And theres that Yorkshire countryside where farmers take long steps and are apt to make nowt out of summat. A Book-of-the-Month Club Special Fall Selection - and a sure thing. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780330255806


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