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All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3)
All Things Wise and Wonderful - All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3
Author: James Herriot
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, whil...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553117462
ISBN-10: 0553117467
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 440
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Honeygirl62 avatar reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 165 more book reviews
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In this book, James Herriot is in his mid-twenties, married and has a new baby boy. He writes about his experiences while in the RAF during World War II. He often compares the situations he finds himself in to memories he has working as a vetrinary surgeon before he enlisted. He has such a wonderful way of writing, the way he describes the countryside, the people there that he has grown to love, his love and soft-heartedness for animals. He has a way of poking fun at himself and making these adventures sound so funny. There are a few times when certain stories made me cry, too. I just love this author and his books and this one is another 5-star rating.
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reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on
Life is a little challenging for me right now, and I find that I can't get enough of James Herriot. I adore animals and I find his writing to be funny, warm and comforting. I may like ACG&S and ATB&B a tad more, but this one is wonderful too. It takes me away to somewhere ~completely different~ which is just what I need at the moment :)
reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
This is one of my favorite books. I can't think of a single reason to not read this.
reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 120 more book reviews
I love all the James Herriot books. Even though the veterinary medicine used then mostly no longer applies now these books still give a wonderful feel for the life of a mixed practice veterinarian.
jeffp avatar reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 201 more book reviews
I pleasant read about a country vet during war time. Herriot discusses some of his war experiences going through RAF training and intersperses memories of his home and job. Generally uplifting and positive, it follows in the tradition of his earlier books.
reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
A wonderful read if you want chapters that are like short stories. There is little connection between the chapters and no plot other than disconnect episodes in Mr. Herriot's life. I totally enjoyed the book after I realized it was a series of short stories.
AWelch avatar reviewed All Things Wise and Wonderful (All Creatures Great and Small, Bk 3) on + 34 more book reviews
This is my least favorite of the books, but that does not mean it is not a great book. It is still a good book, I just don't like the look into military life. But it is still a great read.


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