Book Review of
All Things Bright and Beautiful
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.
Now in a new edition for the first time in a decade, All Things Bright and Beautiful is the beloved sequel to Herriot’s first collection, All Creatures Great and Small, and picks up as Herriot, now newly married, journeys among the remote hillside farms and valley towns of the Yorkshire Dales, caring for their inhabitants—both two- and four-legged. Throughout, Herriot’s deep compassion, humor, and love of life shine out as we laugh, cry, and delight in his portraits of his many, varied animal patients and their equally varied owners.
This sequel is very similar to All Creatures Great and Small. It is funny and entertaining as Herriot tells his life story at a vet. I love his humor and wit as well as the fascinating cases he has. Like its sequel it has lots of drinking and drunks, a few bad words, and the female animals are referred to as bitches. I enjoyed this book over all and cannot wait to read the next in the series. I would recommend these teens, adults, and especially animal lovers.