All Things Bright and Beautiful : The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet, Paperback

All Things Bright and Beautiful : The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet Paperback

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The second volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted.

But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy.

Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brother Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - for ever...Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers.

Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781447226017



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The second book in this newly released classic series from James Herriot. Now living in Darrowby and recently married to Helen, this book continues his exploits on the Yorkshire Dales as he deals with the sometimes hilarious incidents he stumbles into during his entertaining veternary career. Absolutely loving the fantastic new covers!