All Things Wise and Wonderful
By James Herriot
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312335281, 448pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2004
The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series
Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful. Now here's a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot's own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.
In the midst of World War II, James is training for the Royal Air Force, while going home to Yorkshire whenever possible to see his very pregnant wife, Helen. Musing on past adventures through the dales, visiting with old friends, and introducing scores of new and amusing character--animal and human alike--Herriot enthralls with his uncanny ability to spin a most engaging and heartfelt yarn.
Millions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since his delightful animal stories were first introduced to the world.
James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.
"Warm, wonderful, and hilarious...a book the reader hates to finish."
- The Seattle Times
"A wise and wonderful writer."
- The Boston Globe
"Some stories are funny, some are earthy, some dramatic, and some touching to the point of tears."
- The Washington Post
"Surely no one can read Herriot without gaining a new and compassionate insight into 'All Things Wise and Wonderful' in the world around him. A grand book."
- The Baltimore Sun
"A continuing feast...full of gusto, eccentricity and joy."
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer