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All Creatures Great and Small
by James Herriot

Herriot is a master storyteller and this, his first book, is delightful beyond words: a funny, warm, and sometimes moving account of his experiences as a young vet in rural Yorkshire, England during the late 1930s. Superficially about animals, this book really focuses on the author's experiences with the people of the region.

“James Herriot” is the pen name of James Alfred Wight (1916-95). Few seasoned professional authors ever produce a work so enjoyable, so finely crafted, and so memorable. Thus, this book is especially remarkable as a debut work from someone working long hours at another career. Published in 1972, it immediately became a runaway bestseller and made Herriot enormously popular with adults and children alike.

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