Saturday, September 22, 2012
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
This book is about the veterinary experiences of the author just out of college and beginning to assist at a country practice.
The stories in this book take place in the 1930's but the writing never feels dated, it's just as charming and fresh as if it were written about a more recent era. The odd ball characters and their strange behavior and ideas are very entertaining as are the missteps of a vet that finds himself in so many new situations, new to an area, new to assisting in a practice, and new to using his academic knowledge in the very real world of country farm life. I was happy to have come across this lovely read.