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All Creatures Great and Small

by James Herriot

James Alfred Wight worked as a country veterinarian in Yorkshire for almost thirty years before his wife convinced him to record his experiences in a book. Written under the pen name James Herriot, the result was a wealth of tales that reveal the author's love for the country, animals, and extraordinary people who inhabit rural England. Emotional as well as informational, All Creatures Great and Small illustrates the love and respect a man feels for his livelihood.

Events in History at the Time the Novel Takes Place

The life of a country veterinarian. In rural England a veterinarian has the responsibility of caring for all the animals in an entire agricultural community. The community can range from a section of one large town to many small towns miles apart, and always includes the out-of-the-way farms off the...

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