All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot

All Creatures Great and Small

By James Herriot

  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 317 Ratings


From a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer”: The New York Times bestseller and basis for the beloved BBC series of the same name (The Boston Globe).
 In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike. This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.


  • All creatures great and small

    By gss48
    Very descriptive. Sounds like beautiful country side and interesting characters.
  • All creatures great and small

    By Max Colton
    This book is filled with heartwarming stories and is a great read.
  • All Creatures Great and Small

    By boots saddle
    Absolutely marvelous read. Don’t miss if you love animals.
  • Just love it!

    By herinchina
    It is vividly described and full of laughter and tears.
  • All Creature Great and Small

    By MacHat83
    A wonderful book. I loved it as much as I enjoyed the BBC series from 1978.
  • A time to smile

    By lollgrace
    Just a wonderful place to spend some time; kindness, laughter and friendship.
  • Gentle and Sweet

    By 12345qwertfdsa
    No murders, car chases, or graphic sex........just sweet and gently funny stories worth the patience to read.
  • All Creatures Great and Small

    By Memoir Lover
    This is a delightful book about a young veterinarian's first two years of practice in rural northern England in the late 1930's. It is written in a very down-to-earth way that depicts the author's daily experiences, the quirkiness of the older farmers, and the rugged beauty of the countryside. His love for his work and the animals is evident, and it is easy for the reader to feel like they too are experiencing the ups and downs of this doctor's daily calls.