Book Review of
All Creatures Great and Small
The true stories of a veterinarian in the English countryside—and the people and animals he met along the way—from a #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
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 A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike.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.
Herriot’s tale, which he weaves in All Creatures Great and Small, is very entertaining. He shows that being a vet, especially in the 1930s, is not for everyone. He discuss his entrance into being a real vet and his interesting mentor. I love the stories that Herriot writes about. There are a few things I don’t like about the book such as Herriot and many in the book drink and get drunk. Most of the female animals that Herriot treats are referred to as bitches. This definitely a book for animal lovers or anyone who wants a good laugh.