James Herriot Writing Styles in All Creatures Great and Small

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Point of View

All Creatures Great and Small is told in the first person. It is a memoir of the times that Herriot experienced as a vet in Yorkshire for fifty years. He relays many different kinds of events. This book spans the first two years of Herriot's life in the Yorkshire region and as a young veterinarian. You are with him through all of his mistakes and triumphs. His style of narration is conversational, and you can imagine yourself sitting down with Herriot as he relates these tales.

In some cases, Herriot interjects comments on how he would have treated a case if he had known more or had access to certain treatments during this time. These interjections do not take away from the story but add an interesting commentary as you go through Herriot's life.

Setting

The book is set in the Yorkshire region of England, which...

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