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Todas Las Cosas Brillantes Y Hermosas/All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Creatures Great and Small #2)

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James is now married, and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his former boss, now partner, lives downstairs. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, with the ususal menagerie of farm animals, pets and owners demanding his constant attention, and teaching him a few lessons along the way.
Published September 1st 1985 by Lectorum Pubns Inc (J) (first published 1973)
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Jason Koivu
Dogs, cows, horses, sheep, cats and more die, while others are saved, some miraculously so in this continuation of James Herriot's series based on his experiences as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales of Northern England.

The gorgeous Yorkshire Dales...

The vast and windswept Yorkshire Dales...

This time around the country vet deals with drunk farmers, gets drunk on the job himself, has his Christmas spirit dashed and renewed all in one day, laments the disappearance of horses from farms, puts up with a
In fact it set me to thinking about the big question of how girls might be expected to behave after marriage. One old farmer giving me advice about choosing a wife once said; "Have a bloody good look at the mother first, lad. " and I am sure he had a point. But if I may throw in my own little word of counsel it would be to have a passing glance at how she acts towards her father.

Watching her now as she got down and started to serve my breakfast the warm knowledge flowed through me as it did so
This series - of which I have now read the first two - is the most fun you can have reading books. They make you want to go to Scotland, hole up in a cottage, drink tea and read some more James Herriot. I don't want these books to ever end. As an aside, this isn't a novel, rather its a collection of short stories, each one just the right length for before bed.
Abigail Hartman
Just about as hilarious as "All Creatures Great and Small," although I felt a rising panic every time Granville Bennett showed up. Towards the end of the book World War II arrives and Herriot, Tristan, and Siegfried have to enlist, so there were some moving chapters when James takes leave of the Dales. As with the first book, plenty of drinking (Granville Bennett!) and swearing (Siegfried!).
Gorgeous. A slightly more mature follow-up to "All Creatures Great and Small." In this collection, Herriott is married, gets drunk on the job, and cares for a variety of pets and farm animals. I'll listen to the other "sequels" but I'm in less of a hurry to do so than after the first of the series.
Elizabeth McDonald
Dec 26, 2008 Elizabeth McDonald rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal lovers, people wanting to feel a little better about the world
Shelves: british, biography
I always enjoy rereading James Herriot's memoirs of his experiences as a veterinarian in Yorkshire in the first half of the previous century. His tales of treating farm animals and household pets, and of the human characters he met along the way, are what I have to describe as "heart-warming". They're not saccharine, though, I promise. He's funny, too. Even though I've read his stories multiple times since middle school, I find myself laughing aloud.

This book comes second in the standard sequenc
Mike (the Paladin)
The James Herriot books are a bright memory from a difficult time in my life. Struggle lightened by the laughter brought through these pages. Also some painful moments because life has it's painful moments and they can't be avoided. He told them just as he told the others. While I have read that the stories related here were not necessarily told in order or as they happened exactly, this is a wonderful book (these are wonderful books) not to be missed.

I can't recommend these highly enough.
The titles of these books were different in Britain, and so the books are somewhat out of order for Americans. The American editions have the text of the hymn in the front. It's such a beautiful poem that I wondered why I hadn't ever heard the hymn before. Then I heard it...and it's AWFUL. Somebody would be doing the lyrics a significant favor to reset them to different music. If even my cousin, who consistently won audiences with his dynamite Al Jolson impression couldn't make it sound good...

All Things Bright and Beautiful picks up where All Creatures Great and Small leaves off: with Jim's wedding to Helen. (I remember as a kid it confused the heck out of me that the books didn't go in the same order as the lines in the hymn did.) However, the book is not strictly chronological. One of the things that makes it such a leisurely, wonderful read is that the chapters are mostly self-contained.

This is a wonderful book to listen to on a road trip because the chapters read a bit like shor
Eligah Boykin jr.

I enjoyed this book because it is essentially about work and how to make your work a career you can be proud to remember in your retirement. Newly married and yet still subject to calls at all hours of the day and night, Herriot has the slightly world weary amusement of a country veterinarian. This book is great because you get to meet animals with personalities as eccentric as their owners and appreciate what it is like to deal with pregnant horses, cows, pigs and goats. The author also has a g
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There are some books you read where you just wish you could live in the world the writer portrays. James Herriot is like that for me. His stories of 30s rural Yorkshire life as a vet are warm and engaging, funny and lively. He has the ability to stir the soul, as when he writes about treating the last plow horse before tractors take over farmwork, and the funnybone, as when he describes his dealing with his crazy boss, Sigfreid.

This is another book of short stories, loosely held together as one
I read this delightful series of books back in the 1970s when they were first released. I was a teenager then, and I find that a lot of the books I loved as a teenager are not as enjoyable to me when I reread them as an adult. Not the case here. Although I did listen to the audio version this time instead of actually reading the book, I found it just as delightful and pleasant as I did when reading it all those years ago. The reader on the audio version's voice complemented the written word, and ...more
Emily Collins
Another Herriot book, they're just so.. soothing to read. I mean, nothing much really seems to happen. You don't ever hang on the edge of your seat because of the suspense, it's just... pleasant. Here, let me tell you about these wonderful animals I once treated in a nice farm out in Yorkshire. That's all this book is somehow, and yet I love it! It's wonderful!
Of course, it helped that I was reading this while on holiday in Britain, so I was going to all these places mentioned in the book, which
Bob Anderson
This is the second of James Herriot’s novels in their combined American format, and if you enjoyed the first, All Creatures Great and Small, this one delivers many of the same appealing types of stories, though not quite to the same great effect as some of the highlights from that first book. For those unfamiliar with these books’ style, they are part novel, part short story collection, and part memoir. The main character is the pseudonymous Herriot, a veterinarian in a beautiful, bucolic, 1930‘ ...more
Laura Westmeyer
Herriot did it again - another brilliant novel, just like his former book, All Creatures Great and Small. This one was a continuation of All Creatures, where we join Herriot in the next stage of his life as a veternarian in Darrowby, this time married and with his own practice.

There are notable, interesting differences between this book and All Creatures.

In All Creatures, Herriot had just moved out to the country and begun his bachelor life as a new vet. The book was more humorous and whimsical
Heidi Yuen
Love Makes Us Dignified
All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord made them all.
——Cecil Frances Alexander 1818 - 1895

The dog that looks on chasing carriages as a practice of art, the old cat that spurs riots among the others...All Things Bright and Beautiful is a biographical book filled with miraculous tales of animals and hilarious anecdotes of people the author meets along the way. As a rural vet in the
Sometimes it became difficult to continue reading story after story of farm after farm visit by Mr. James Alfred "Alf" Wight. But just as it felt the same, suddenly the mood shifted and my hope would soar again. For "Jim" would pen a delightful triumph, of a surgery or delivery which righted all in the world. I think my favorite was the easy, yet unlikely pairing of Mrs. Donovan with Roy, after the death of her beloved, Rex. What a wonder, the faithful love of that needy dog with the lonely & ...more
The pure joy these books give is enough reason to read them, but added to that is the sense of belonging these book gives to its readers. James Herriot has a way of writing that just makes you happy to be alive. He makes you feel like you, no matter how unimportant your life or job seem, are special, unique, and useful. Learning about his life and trials as an ordinary vet makes you realize that nobody is ordinary, but that everybody plays a part in this world.
This book also gives a lot of kn
A charming collection of anecdotes about James Herriot's life as a country vet in Scotland in the early 1900s. I have a very special place in my heart for Mr. Herriot, and I love veterinary stories, so of course I love this book. Herriot's writing style is so disarming and accessible that everyone is sure to relate to him and grow fond of him.
Wonderful sequel. The kids loved this one as much as the first.
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I chuckle a lot when it comes to larger-than-life Granville. I don't care much about cricket thingie but other chapters are fun. Sometimes they bring me tears as well. Bless you, for writing this wonderful book, James Alfred Wight!
Lynne Stringer
I enjoyed the continuing story of James Herriot's Yorkshire. While there's no doubt there would be many colourful characters in that part of the world, it takes a good writer to bring them to life in this way.
Very enjoyable.
The man can tell a story! This one was as good as his first one, All Creatures Great and Small. I love each little anecdote about his veterinary practice. A light read and very entertaining.
So sweet and fun. Great charming characters, intriguing veterinary problems, and a cool endearing narrator witnessing history from the Yorkshire Dales. I can't wait to read the rest.
Caroline Blain
James Herroit pulled off another great book. All creatures bright and beautiful is the sequel to all creature great and small.
In this book James is starting to get a hang of being a country vet. He goes through many struggles but he also goes through nice thing in life. Such as when he saved the dog and gave it to a loving lady that could take care of it. He also goes through lots of struggles. Not only with animals but also with humans that don't take care of there pets. He dealt with that when
I'm currently reading this one aloud to my husband. We finished "All Creatures Great and Small," and he loved it!
What a marvel. The writing is charming and the narration is perfect. It is too good to be true, and evidently the stories are only loosely based on the author's real veterinary practice and life. Still, the tales are uplifting and renew one's spirit. It takes a special gift to tell stories so well. The book seems to jump around chronologically, but generally starts with the author's marriage and ends with his enlistment during the Battle of Britain. The ending is very touching and foreshadows th ...more
Really, James herriot is just a genius. There are not two ways about it.
Oh how many times have I read these four books? Here, the Scottish vet has just been married and still works alongside the remarkable brothers Tristan and Siegfried. More funny animal adventures, the tragic losses, the silly arguments, the capturing of the local flora and fauna, the farmers and other assorted clients...Herriot's own shortcomings and failings which he chronicled-- being a hapless foil to his boss, being the brunt of Tristan's jokes, for instance. And of course, the advent not onl ...more
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James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight, an English veterinary surgeon and writer. Wight is best known for his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.

In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow
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Other Books in the Series

All Creatures Great and Small (5 books)
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • All Things Wise and Wonderful
  • The Lord God Made Them All
  • Every Living Thing
All Creatures Great and Small All Things Wise and Wonderful The Lord God Made Them All All Creatures Great and Small & All Things Bright and Beautiful James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small

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