All Things Wise and Wonderful

All Things Wise and Wonderful The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesReaders adored James Herriot s tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Bea

  • Title: All Things Wise and Wonderful
  • Author: James Herriot
  • ISBN: 9780312335281
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • The third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesReaders adored James Herriot s tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful Now here s a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot s own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.In the midst of World War II, James is training for the RoyThe third volume in the multimillion copy bestselling seriesReaders adored James Herriot s tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful Now here s a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot s own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.In the midst of World War II, James is training for the Royal Air Force, while going home to Yorkshire whenever possible to see his very pregnant wife, Helen Musing on past adventures through the dales, visiting with old friends, and introducing scores of new and amusing character animal and human alike Herriot enthralls with his uncanny ability to spin a most engaging and heartfelt yarn.Millions of readers have delighted in the wonderful storytelling and everyday miracles of James Herriot in the over thirty years since his delightful animal stories were first introduced to the world.

    All Things Wise and Wonderful Paperback No way Then I started All Creatures Great and Small then, All Things Bright and Beautiful and now All Things Wise and Wonderful James Herriot is a great storyteller It s as though he s right there with me, telling me all the anecdotes, trials, triumphs and people that shaped his life in a style that beckons me to keep hearing . Ecclesiastes All this I tested by wisdom, saying, I All these things have I proved in wisdom I said, I will be wise but it was far from me Douay Rheims Bible I have tried all things in wisdom I have said I will be wise and it departed farther from me, Darby Bible Translation All this have I tried by wisdom I said, I will be wise but it All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot Nov , Shit gets real this time around, all too real I was not thrilled with the start of All Things Wise and Wonderful, because from the get go we learn that James Herriot is going to be writing about his wartime experiences.Frankly, I wanted of the same warm and fuzzy stories with a bit of low tension drama about life as a country vet in the north of England as dished out in the first two All Things Bright and Beautiful Poem All things wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all The tall trees in the greenwood, The meadows where we play, The rushes by the water, To gather every day All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell All Things Wise and Wonderful Summary Study Guide All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot is the third volume of the memoirs of a small country veterinarian in the Dales of Yorkshire, England Herriot has enlisted in the Royal Air Force, RAF, and the book begins with his basic training experiences Herriot initially believes that he has kept All Things Wise and Wonderful Hardcover All Things Wise and Wonderful James Herriot on FREE shipping on qualifying offers James Herriot is probably the most beloved living writer When All Things Bright and Beautiful was published three years ago All Things Wise an Wonderful book by James Herriot Buy a cheap copy of All Things Wise an Wonderful book by James Herriot Readers adored his tales as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful now James Herriot treats us to another Free shipping over . All Things Bright and Beautiful Lyrics Cecil F Alexander All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all Each little flow r that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings The purple headed mountains, The river running by, The sunset and the morning That brightens up the sky. All Things Bright and Beautiful Later Herriot used the rest of the lines of the refrain for the books that followed All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, and The Lord God Made Them All In the film Beneath the Planet of the Apes, a congregation of mutated humans, who worship an atomic bomb, sing a hymn adapted from All Things Bright and Beautiful. Thingswise, Intelligent Operation Made Possible Industrial Internet of Things IIoT connects machines with information systems, business processes and people to enable end to end intelligent operations Analytics Streaming analytics is the engine that turns machine data into actionable insights to drive operational intelligence

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    1. James Herriot

      James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight, an English veterinary surgeon and writer Wight is best known for his semi autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow Veterinary College In January 1940, he took a brief job at a veterinary practice in Sunderland, but moved in July to work in a rural practice based in the town of Thirsk, Yorkshire, close to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, where he was to remain for the rest of his life The original practice is now a museum, The World of James Herriot.Wight intended for years to write a book, but with most of his time consumed by veterinary practice and family, his writing ambition went nowhere Challenged by his wife, in 1966 at the age of 50 , he began writing In 1969 Wight wrote If Only They Could Talk, the first of the now famous series based on his life working as a vet and his training in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War Owing in part to professional etiquette which at that time frowned on veterinary surgeons and other professionals from advertising their services, he took a pen name, choosing James Herriot If Only They Could Talk was published in the United Kingdom in 1970 by Michael Joseph Ltd, but sales were slow until Thomas McCormack, of St Martin s Press in New York City, received a copy and arranged to have the first two books published as a single volume in the United States The resulting book, titled All Creatures Great and Small, was an overnight success, spawning numerous sequels, movies, and a successful television adaptation.In his books, Wight calls the town where he lives and works Darrowby, which he based largely on the towns of Thirsk and Sowerby He also renamed Donald Sinclair and his brother Brian Sinclair as Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, respectively Wight s books are only partially autobiographical Many of the stories are only loosely based on real events or people, and thus can be considered primarily fiction.The Herriot books are often described as animal stories Wight himself was known to refer to them as his little cat and dog stories , and given that they are about the life of a country veterinarian, animals certainly play a significant role in most of the stories Yet animals play a lesser, sometimes even a negligible role in many of Wight s tales the overall theme of his stories is Yorkshire country life, with its people and their animals primary elements that provide its distinct character Further, it is Wight s shrewd observations of persons, animals, and their close inter relationship, which give his writing much of its savour Wight was just as interested in their owners as he was in his patients, and his writing is, at root, an amiable but keen comment on the human condition The Yorkshire animals provide the element of pain and drama the role of their owners is to feel and express joy, sadness, sometimes triumph The animal characters also prevent Wight s stories from becoming twee or melodramatic animals, unlike some humans, do not pretend to be ailing, nor have they imaginary complaints and needless fears Their ill health is real, not the result of flaws in their character which they avoid mending In an age of social uncertainties, when there seem to be no remedies for anything, Wight s stories of resolute grappling with mysterious bacterial foes or severe injuries have an almost heroic quality, giving the reader a sense of assurance, even hope Best of all, James Herriot has an abundant humour about himself and his difficulties He never feels superior to any living thing, and is ever eager to learn about animal doctoring, and about his fellow human creaturecmillan author jamesh

    379 thoughts on “All Things Wise and Wonderful”

    1. Shit gets real this time around, all too real. I was not thrilled with the start of All Things Wise and Wonderful, because from the get-go we learn that James Herriot is going to be writing about his wartime experiences. Frankly, I wanted more of the same - warm and fuzzy stories with a bit of low-tension drama about life as a country vet in the north of England as dished out in the first two books of this series. Vet/writer Alf Wight, aka James HerriotHowever, instead of going fully into war st [...]


    2. "James Herriot" (James Alfred Wight) continues his story as war encompasses his world and the things he loves become distant. I love the Herriot books and have worn out several copies of them. I recommend that you try to start at the first, the beginning of the story and follow it through. The only draw back is it can put a longing in your heart that may never quite be fully met.


    3. I recently read an online article about James Herriot (aka Alf Wight) in which I learned of his lifelong battle with severe depression. With no real knowledge of Herriot outside of his professional accomplishments, I read his first book casually; cute stories about a budding British veterinarian and his furry, lovable patients in 1930’s farmland. What could be more pleasant and lighthearted, right? Well, as is true for many things in life, Herriot’s stories actually run deeper than the super [...]


    4. While I was reading (or should I say rereading) All Things Wise and Wonderful (James Herriot's third veterinarian memoir omnibus, containing Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin), I realised that although it presents the author's wartime experiences training to become a pilot in the RAF (Royal Air Force), the frame narrrative of the author's RAF sessions and experiences, interspersed with and by remembrances of animals both great and small, of cases seen and treated both successfully and unsuccessfu [...]


    5. In the course of my successive re-reads of James Herriot's books as a child, I would routinely skip this one, which I thought of as "the sad one." It is sad. In it, Herriot covers the years during World War II, including his service in the Royal Air Force. It is no heroic, chest-thumping saga. He talks about homesickness, about missing his wife and worrying about the birth of their first child, and about being lonely and scared. It's not as happy or bubbly as some of his other books, but, now th [...]


    6. I just adore these books. I can't help it. Herriot may not be the most polished author but his books have a sense of warmth around them and I feel like I know Helen, Tristan, Siegfried and James. I love that they are real people and wish I could go and visit them, they just seem so lovely. Tristan's antics in this book are hysterical and James' reaction to becoming a new father priceless. I love it. Love. I'm going to wait to read the fourth for a little because I'm sad it's the last one



    7. My other books in this series are much-thumbed editions, obviously read and reread until the color is rubbed off the spine-edges.This volume, though it's also used, is in better condition. It rather makes me wish Herriot had stuck to his determination not to discuss his war experiences. He clearly hated them so much that it discolored his memories, and it's not surprising that he keeps slipping away into reminiscence. If he had to discuss those years at all, I'd have preferred it if he'd dug out [...]


    8. Harriot is the quinetessential author who captures the essence of Yorkshire countryside through his delightful depictions of the people, landscape, and of course the animals. This particular story centers around his leaving the veterinary practice during WWII to go off and learn to fly with the RAF seems each time he enters a new adventure in the RAF his mind wanders off to the hills and dales of his home county. A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys the voice of a story teller and doesn't mind [...]



    9. As enchanting as ever. Our favourite vet joins the RAF but does very little fighting - his recollections of his time in the army are very funny and his vet cases as memorable as ever. Gorgeously cosy prose.


    10. Wow. This was well-written. The dialogue and new characters added to the story. These three books have given me a nw appreciation for his legacy. I liked how he did not focus too much on the war. In summary, I would give this book five hooves out of five.


    11. I love the little stories throughout these books. Herriot has a great way of storytelling making what would seem a regular event quite funny. I never thought I would enjoy these books as much as I do.



    12. This book is a little different from the two previous as each chapter starts with a short anecdote about life in the Royal Air Force. These are used as starting points for the usual animal stories. It was a little harder to get into at first because the stories feel a little disrupted by the RAF stories, although they are very short. I took a longer time to read this as I usually just read it before bed, it’s the book equivalent for me to watching a nature show before going to sleep, it’s ju [...]


    13. More great stories! There was a lot more "life" in this one and less focus on animals, so it wasn't as good as the others, but it was still wonderful. Many of the dog stories were my favourites again. I laughed out loud many times, and quite a few of these scenes involved Siegfried - his arguing with James is one of my favourite things in these books.I am so excited to enter this profession, and these books fuel that passion so much. There are a lot of hard things to conquer, but I'm still looki [...]


    14. As always, it's lovely to read Herriot. He loves his work and those he works for, and that tenderness shows in his storytelling with a good amount of humor perfectly balancing it all out. This time around, Herriot is training in the RAF, and incidents in his training lead to memories of his life as a vet, which he skillfully ties together. I like how Herriot talks to you as though he knows you are as interested in his work and love his patients as much as he does, because, as his reader, you do. [...]


    15. I am continually and increasingly impressed by James Herriot's storytelling craft as I reread his books. This novel deals with the World War II years in Britain, and the author's service in the RAF. As such, it would provide an interesting counterpoint to the third quarter of Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time: The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art, and The Military Philosophers, which also cover the uneventful military service of the educated author. In both cases, it is the skilful u [...]


    16. I first read these books in high school and fell in love with them because I am such an animal lover. I found this copy on the free shelf at the library and read it again. The stories are humorous, gentle, and told by someone with a genuine understanding of animals.The story of Cedric, the gaseous dog, left me in stitches and am so glad that his final owner had no sense of smell! What a match made in heaven for this man and his dog! I also felt so sorry for the author and his experience with the [...]


    17. Pick up a James Herriot preferably when you are sad or have had a rough day. Open the much creased Herriot randomly at any chapter or better still close your eyes run your fingers around the pages, open Herriot. Sip your tea and start with your chosen chapter. You smile, you grin, you grin broadly, you are in splits when you read about the vet brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, particularly Tristan Mood wonderfully restored.You can now face anything, the Weather, the Market, anythingHerriot [...]


    18. Herriot's stories are the types that leave a warm fuzzy feeling perhaps for the rest of your life. There are some stories and characters that I will never forget, even though they appear for only 5 pages. These books are so easy to read - you can even read them in bits and pieces because each chapter and story can really stand on its own (although they mean so much more when you know the entire backstory, including how Herriot became a vet, met his adorably sweet wife, got his dog, etc.).These b [...]


    19. It was great to settle in with an old friend. I read this series over & over in my childhood years, up through high school. James Herriot is why I wanted to be a vet--until I came up against chemistry, that is! I LOVELOVELOVE this entire series. His warmth, intuitive descriptions of his animal patients and their humans, and genuine delight of life are a wonderful gift to the world. I'm reviewing all the books in this series the same way, so you only have to read this review once! ; )


    20. The third in the series, this recounts his experiences in the RAF during WWII. The chapters are a mix of RAF experiences and then tales from his pre-war vet days. Although I read this through, it is a good one for dipping here and there. The chapters are self contained - only once or twice does an account stretch into a second chapter. A fun, light read.


    21. Herriot's writing was lovely and charming and somehow managed to make veterinary surgery interesting to me. This book made me want to curl with a cup of tea and a dog on my lap and eat pasties and scones and other English foods.


    22. I really, really, really liked this book! I love animals, so this book was absolutely perfect for me. Some of the stories were super sad, while some were hilarious! I told Lydia some of the funny ones, and she just stared at me oddly while I rolled on the floor laughing hysterically.



    23. I was turned off by the sentimentality but so many good stories about animals and the people that love them, so if that's your thing, that's your thing and you'll probably love this.


    24. Unforgettable and superbly written! This is one of those rare books that stays with you throughout the decades, and is a true classic. Five stars is not enough




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