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All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
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Mar 25, 12

Read from March 18 to 22, 2012

This is one of the first books I’ve read and really thought, here is a non-fiction book for someone who doesn’t read non-fiction. The author, James Herriot, shares tales of his life, with all its’ adventures and mishaps, as a country vet in North Yorkshire, the largest county in England. Like Dewey, this book reminded me very much of the At Home in Mitford series. It’s pleasant. It’s about the mundane, but often wonderful events in someone’s life. It’s a glimpse into a simpler, less busy life than most of us live today. And it’s very much like a particularly articulate and funny friend is telling you stories about their life. So you don’t have to rely on my comparison to the Mitford series, here are two quotes I particularly liked and which give you a good feel for the story:

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