Every living thing

by Herriot, James.

Format: Large Print 1992
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James Herriot's final work and last in his beloved series of animal stories This fifth and final of James Herriot's heartwarming story collections brings back familiar friends (including old favorites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric vet Calum Buchanan. As James grows older, he finds that change comes even to his beloved Yorkshire---but not necessarily bad, as he watches his own two children come to share and participate in his deep love of the animal world. Herriot's last memoir, "Every Living Thing" is a truly heartwarming read, burstingly full of his deep joy in life, sense of humor, and appreciation of the world around him.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Two decades after the publication of All Creatures Great and Small--followed by All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, and The Lord Made Them All (in 1981)--veterinarian Herriot continues his anecdotal recollections of work among the animals and people of his beloved Yorkshire Dales, this time in the 1950s. In the course of the memoir, he and his wife, Helen, move from Skeldale House and eventually settle in an idyllic home in a small village on the edge of the wild. Tristan, fellow assistant to elder vet Siegfried Farnon, is replaced, notably by Calum Buchanan, who arrives with a pet badger draped over one shoulder and soon acquires an entire menagerie of animals and birds. Importantly, Herriot makes the most of new medical techniques and "miracle" drugs and, without deserting large farm animals, becomes more involved in small-animal practice. An established readership and a viewing audience (from the public television series) promise demand--and the author's rare ability to tell a story, hilarious or touching, assures that his admirers will not be disappointed. (Reviewed Aug. 1992)031208188XBarbara Duree"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Herriot's many fans will not be disappointed by his latest, which picks up the story of his veterinary practice in Yorkshire after WW II. BOMC main selection and 22-week PW bestseller in cloth. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series G.K. Hall large print book series
Subjects Herriot, James.
Veterinarians -- England -- Yorkshire -- Biography.
Large type books.
Publisher Boston, Mass. :G.K. Hall,1992
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Description 475 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
ISBN 081615578X (acid-free paper) :
0816155798 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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