Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing The beloved author of the international bestsellers All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Wise and Wonderful offers his first new book of memoirs in over a decade His tales of life as a country

  • Title: Every Living Thing
  • Author: James Herriot
  • ISBN: 9780312081881
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The beloved author of the international bestsellers All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Wise and Wonderful offers his first new book of memoirs in over a decade His tales of life as a country vet are rendered with skill, grace, and savor they are the work of a true literary artist Animals

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    1. What a joy to discover I had one more unread book to read by legendary vet and author James Herriot! I thought I'd read this one back when I was downing these books like they were water, but I guess I missed it. Many of the stories are familiar, but I realized that's probably because they were used in the tv series, all the episodes of which I've seen a couple times over.Every Living Thing has all the wonderful goodness of the first four books in the series. Plenty of veterinarian triumphs and f [...]

    2. No matter how many times I read James Herriot's excellent books, I never get tired of them. After at least ten readings, each one still has the power to make me laugh and cry, and they're all the better for the familiarity I now have with his stories. I'm pretty sure that when I'm old and grey and full of sleep, I'll be reading these books and chuckling about the time Tristan created a kitchen explosion while trying to light the fire, and crying for each of the old dogs that never got better and [...]

    3. This sale ended, as well, but I really hope you'll read this series, no matter where you get it.***************************************They must be going down the list of Herriot's books and putting them each on sale in turn. This one's now dropped to only $1.99, and it's just as good as all the others. Grab your copy here.

    4. The final instalment of James Herriot's (Alfred Wight's) All Creatures Great and Small series, Every Living Thing is a grand farewell for and to the author's veterinarian memoirs, not only revisiting the familiar (James Herriot's dealings with his partner Siegfried Farnon, the latter's absentmindedness and sometimes mercurial temperament, the many animal cases seen and treated, with often positive but also at times negative and sad outcomes, and with familiar characters like eccentric but sweet [...]

    5. This is a very fitting last book to James Herriot's collection. In it, he and Helen move several times, and he details each move and house and what it represents to him. He also details the characters, arrivals, acclimatisations, and departures or two memorable veterinary assistants, both of which make for very compelling reading, though the "vet wi' the badger" is my favorite. The book culminates with a very small, personal, tender story of Herriot and his own cats. This is one of the very best [...]

    6. I had to buy a second copy of this book when I rashly lent the first copy to my mum. Should have known she'd never give it up! I wrote to James Herriot to tell him how much I enjoy his books. He wrote back with a charming letter, saying that although he was no longer in the best of health, hearing from people who love animals and the countryside meant so much to him. He died 2 weeks later. : (

    7. I love all James Herriot books and this was no different. It's like eating comfort food, but not fattening.

    8. It never fails! I've read them all now. His winsome stories draw me in and captivate me with the beauty and love of his Yokshire surroundings, his fondness for his clients and especially the animals. He paints a picture of humanity at it's best and worst. Sometimes things go well and other times not so well, but we get to hear it all! He is not separate from his work either- No - he opens himself up to the readers too. Just as he accepts the myriad of people and depicts them in truth and realnes [...]

    9. When this first started, I thought, "Oh no. Tell me this isn't like this the whole way through." To my most utmost surprise, IT WAS! But it was okay, James Herriot grew on me and I liked his journey. I also enjoyed his humor.But I do wish 2 things. One is that I wanted more detail about the people. The detail that was furnished all came about from interactions with animals. While that was sweet, I still wanted more. The second thing is all the tedious detail about how he treated the different ai [...]

    10. Here this wonderful narrator has become a "quaint old fossil." Instead of the freshfaced and inexperienced newcomer in the first books, now he has the experience of training new vets, raising his own family, and gradually settling into comfortable curmudgeonliness. I still want to give him a huge hug and sit with him by the fire and sip tea, even if this book has lost a touch of the narrative focus of the earlier ones.

    11. Herriot's collection of touching and easy stories are a joy to share in our family. I read them aloud for our enjoyment, doing my best attempts at the Yorkshire accents.

    12. Lovely stories with a bit more insight into the human animal relationship. Calum is a wonderful addition, though I can hardly believe the badger on the shoulder

    13. This is an older staider James Herriot, now married with a family. It didn't make me laugh out loud like his other books. Lovely nevertheless.

    14. I would give this a 4.5. Always enjoy reading James Herriot's books. He has written many books about his life as a country animal doctor in Yorkshire. This book takes place during his practice from the early to mid 1950s. He has many funny, sad, and sweet memories of this time. He really captures the time this took place. very honest and well written. He makes me wish I could have met him. I was also glad to see a few pictures he included in this book. Nice to know what he looks like. another gr [...]

    15. A great ending book to all of James Herriot's others. Full of stories that are heartwarming and funny. I was happily surprised to find he wrote one more book before his death. He has all the old favorite people and animals, and there are two new assistants to love. Highly recommended.

    16. What a joy it is to "discover" a yet left to read James Herriot book! They're such a " chicken soup for the sou"l for the animal lover reader

    17. Perfect book for me for now. Love the writing style, the short stories about life as a vet. Heart warming.

    18. Every Living Thing by James Herriot is a very inspirational book. James Herriot takes us through his journey of being a primarily large animal vet, and some small animal practice as well. He goes through so many cases that are all different and unique to each other and he tells the readers about his struggles and his successes along the way. It takes place in the farming country of the Yorkshire Dales, so the way the locals speak sometimes can be difficult to understand, and James Herriot strugg [...]

    19. Review of Every Living Thing by James HerriotJames Herriot is an extraordinary author, with a way to flow emotions onto the page. his books are colorful and filled with joy, but none quite like Every Living thing. This book is the story of a long life of veterinary practice out in the country, and the main character and veterinary is none other than the author, James Herriot.James Herriot is a country vet out in the Yorkshire Dales of Great Britain. This book is a collection of tales of veterina [...]

    20. I don't know how many times I have told people how wonderful the first book in this series is, "All Creatures Great and Small". Many times. They always give me a look like they are humoring me. I get it a little bit. It took me a while to pick these up. I'm not much of an animal lover, I don't dislike animals I'm just a bit ambivalent. However, movies and books about animals usually bore me to death or are extremely silly (movies with talking animals? No, thank you!) However, I can honestly say [...]

    21. And so the end of these delightful "Herriot books" as I call them. I've loved them all, any animal lover would. Here we see James and Helen continuing on in Darrowby, but now they've moved out of Skelldale House and have moved into a more modern place and then eventually to their little slice of heaven further away in a small village with a good bit of land. I loved the stories of the wild cats they befriend, not to mention the various villagers and farmers he meets. The assistant vets they hire [...]

    22. Every Living Thing was a wonderful conclusion to one of my favorite series. Just as emotionally touching as his previous books it brings up wonderful imagery and feelings, like meeting an old friend. In this book, more than ever we get the feeling that Jim has really grown up from when we first met him - with his family, moving homes, he and Siegfried taking on new apprentices, becoming a bit of an old relic. But it is still as delightful as ever, from the touching and sad to the light hearted [...]

    23. The stories are fun and quick. I didn’t think the book was going to be very interesting at first, but I quickly got into it. The accent was a little hard to get used to; sometimes I had to read the same lines over and over. James is kind and thoughtful. It would be so much fun to be an assistant to him. I just kept thinking: does anyone like this anymore? The description of the scenery made me want to visit. It’s a cute collection of stories.Lines that I loved:When an animals lonely, there [...]

    24. Not as good as some of the earlier gems in the series, but a fitting end. As usual, scattered with anecdotes and amusing tales of Herriot's life as a Yorkshire vet in post-war England, including a new house or two and the arrival and departure of Calum as an assistant (vet wi' t'badger, as the dales farmers would call him)Eminently readable, and never tiring, this is the longest of the 8 books. It's worth every penny, and is only weakened to 4 stars by the comparison with the others in the serie [...]

    25. Another great book what can I say, I love James Herriot. Few authors have such a talent for telling stories that make me usually laugh, sometimes cringe, and sometimes get a tear in my eye. These are the kind of books that could be re-read and enjoyed (and I'm not the type to very often read a book a second time).

    26. Love, James Herriot and his tales of being an English country veterinary doctor. They make me want to move to a farm in England. I'm going to be sorry when I've read all his books because he is not around to write more. Think his daughter wrote a nice biography of his life. That will be my next read after James Herriot's books.

    27. I read and loved the "All Creatures" series of James Herriot books when I was a child, so when this book was published in the 1990's I had to read it also. James Herriot was a wonderful writer, and his love of animals was obvious in all her wrote.

    28. A wonderful end to Herriot's charming books. Both laughter and tears, and also a few tears over the fact that this is the end.

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