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Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor.For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small was first published-- readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal-- and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion , and love of life are truly inspiring. James Herriot was born in Scotland and practiced veterinary medicine in Yorkshire, England, for half a century until he died in 1995. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestseller All Creatures Great and Small. Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants—four-legged and otherwise—with the world's best-loved animal doctor.For over 25 years, ever since All Creatures Great and Small was first published, readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal—and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion, and love of life are truly inspiring. "One of the funniest and most likeable books around."—The Atlantic Montly"[Herriot] is the most entertaining, most thoroughly likeable, most engaging person to have come along in a long time, and the stories he has to tell are fascinating."—The Washington Post"If there is any justice, All Creatures Great and Small will become a classic of its kind . . . With seemingly effortless art, this man tells his stories with perfect timing and optimum scale. Many more famous authors could work for a lifetime and not achieve more flawless literary control."—Chicago Tribune Book World"This warm, joyous, and often hilarious first-person chronicle of a young animal doctor [shines] with love of life . . . Herriot charms because he delights in life, embraces it with sensitivity and gusto, and writes with grace. All Creatures Great and Small may well be the happiest book of the year."—The New York Times Book Review "Absolutely super, a rarity, magnificently written, insightful, unforgettable . . . If you have ever loved a friend, human or otherwise, this is the book for you."—Houston Chronicle "Refreshingly original . . . As close to a novel as a chronicle of memoirs could be . . . Hilarious, touching, athletic, and warming . . . Dr. Herriot's [characters] rival any from British fiction."—Los Angeles Times"James Herriot [is] one of those rare men who know how to appreciate the ordinary . . . a natural storyteller."—The New York Times"Warm, anecdotal . . . All Creature Great and Small makes you feel good about the world and some of the people in it."—San Francisco Chronicle "What the world needs now, and does every so often, is a warm, G-rated, down-home, unadrenalized prize of a book that sneaks onto the bestseller lists . . . James Herriot's memoirs qualify admirably."—Time "An inspirational book . . . With all its comedy, tragedy, drama, and farce, [this book] works like a spring tonic: It lifts the spirits and warms the heart . . . There is no advice, no pat formula for better living. There is just Herriot, a man you cannot resist."—Chicago Tribune"Herriot has a real flair for writing and his book is a treat."—Publishers Weekly

Détails sur le produit

  • Reliure : Mass Market Paperback
  • 448  pages
  • Dimensions :  3.6cmx10.4cmx17.3cm
  • Poids : 181.4g
  • Editeur :   St. Martin's Paperbacks Paru le
  • ISBN :  0312965788
  • EAN13 :  9780312965785
  • Classe Dewey :  636.0890924
  • Langue : Anglais

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Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor.For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small was first published-- readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal-- and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion , and love of life are truly inspiring. James Herriot was born in Scotland and practiced veterinary medicine in Yorkshire, England, for half a century until he died in 1995. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestseller All Creatures Great and Small. Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants—four-legged and otherwise—with the world's best-loved animal doctor.For over 25 years, ever since All Creatures Great and Small was first published, readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human.Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal—and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion, and love of life are truly inspiring. "One of the funniest and most likeable books around."—The Atlantic Montly"[Herriot] is the most entertaining, most thoroughly likeable, most engaging person to have come along in a long time, and the stories he has to tell are fascinating."—The Washington Post"If there is any justice, All Creatures Great and Small will become a classic of its kind . . . With seemingly effortless art, this man tells his stories with perfect timing and optimum scale. Many more famous authors could work for a lifetime and not achieve more flawless literary control."—Chicago Tribune Book World"This warm, joyous, and often hilarious first-person chronicle of a young animal doctor [shines] with love of life . . . Herriot charms because he delights in life, embraces it with sensitivity and gusto, and writes with grace. All Creatures Great and Small may well be the happiest book of the year."—The New York Times Book Review "Absolutely super, a rarity, magnificently written, insightful, unforgettable . . . If you have ever loved a friend, human or otherwise, this is the book for you."—Houston Chronicle "Refreshingly original . . . As close to a novel as a chronicle of memoirs could be . . . Hilarious, touching, athletic, and warming . . . Dr. Herriot's [characters] rival any from British fiction."—Los Angeles Times"James Herriot [is] one of those rare men who know how to appreciate the ordinary . . . a natural storyteller."—The New York Times"Warm, anecdotal . . . All Creature Great and Small makes you feel good about the world and some of the people in it."—San Francisco Chronicle "What the world needs now, and does every so often, is a warm, G-rated, down-home, unadrenalized prize of a book that sneaks onto the bestseller lists . . . James Herriot's memoirs qualify admirably."—Time "An inspirational book . . . With all its comedy, tragedy, drama, and farce, [this book] works like a spring tonic: It lifts the spirits and warms the heart . . . There is no advice, no pat formula for better living. There is just Herriot, a man you cannot resist."—Chicago Tribune"Herriot has a real flair for writing and his book is a treat."—Publishers Weekly