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For than twenty years James Herriot has captivated millions of readers and television viewers with tales of the triumphs disasters pride and sometimes heartache that fille What a joy to discover I had one 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 failures with that human to animal and vice versa connection ever present in Herriot's work The remote English windswept countryside comes to living breathing life as a backdrop to the well described trials and tribulations of the vet the farmers he served and the cows horses dogs cats sheep etc etc etc that so enveloped their lives Once I realized I hadn't read this one before I really started to get into it After all this is probably the last Herriot book I'd ever read I've loved them so very much that I wanted to learn about his world I went online and found the town of Thirsk UK which I'd once driven through in search of the veterinarian practice where he worked I didn't find it then back in ye olden pre smart phone days but I found it now on Google Street View which even allows you to step inside the house and have a look around I also read a Wiki page to two about Herriot and his books and came to find out that many of the characters I suspected were completely fictional were actually real Of course the names have been changed but I was surprised that they were actual people because the way Herriot portrayed them they seemed too ridiculous to be true I'm thinking mainly of Mrs Pomphrey I learned the sad news that back when I originally read these most of the people including the writer himself were dying of old age ailments and accidents BummerBut always Herriot balanced the happy with the sad and Every Living Thing strikes that balance perfectly It's a great finish to a great series

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Every Living ThingD his life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales Every Living Thing shines with the storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over It also reveals of the real J The final instalment of James Herriot's Alfred Wight's All Creatures Great and Small series Every Living Thing is indeed 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 Mrs PumphreyTricki Woo and archvillains however also somewhat darkly humorous Mr Sidlow and family making an appearance but also introducing novel characters and scenarios such as the escapades of John Crooks and especially the antics of Calum Buchanan the aptly named vet with the badger And while there has always been ample humour and even some satire included in the All Creatures Great and Small series as a whole for me personally my two favourite laugh out loud episodes of the series in its entirety do indeed and in fact occur in Every Living Thing namely Wolfie the vicious dog's misleading tailwagging fooling and apprehending the callous thieves who have been preying on Darrowby seniors and Bernard Wain as the eponymous and totally harmless Cisco Kid getting apprehended by the local police after he forgets to remove the bandana like mask he always dons to guard against offensive barnyard odours and then goes out for fish and chips clad like this of course arousing a bit of official suspicion so much so that James Herriot must vouch for poor Bernard explaining to the police officer that Bernard is unable to stomach bad farmyard smells and was so traumatised by James Herriot having to cleanse a cow that he simply forgot he was wearing a mask before going out for his one main joy fish and chipsNow interstingly enough when I first read Every Living Thing in 1992 a hardcover edition I had purchased soon after publication and by then having become well aware of the fact that James Herriot's real name was Alfred Wight and that his memoirs often did stretch the truth and were thus at best only semi autobiographical I immediately but it turns out in total error assumed that especially the character of Calum Buchanan and his menagerie of diverse animals was most probably and likely massively exaggerated However when I perused Jim Wight's brilliant and poignant biography of his father The Real James Herriot a few years ago it is indeed presented that almost ALL of Calum Buchanan's Brian Nettleton in real life eccentricities including him always appearing with a badger on his shoulder even on veterinarian calls are absolute and bona fide reality with the only but main difference being that Every Living Thing does not mention that Brian Nettleton tragically died in a car accident in Nova Scotia in 1990 Laughter and tears joy and heartbreak entertainment and thought provoking authorial musings on life on animals on humanity in general Every Living Thing is a lovely but also somewhat saddening and sobering conclusion to the All Creatures Great and Small series saddenining in particular because we all know that Alfred Wight died of prostate cancer in 1995 and that Every Living Thing thus truly represents the author's swan song so to speak and that there will obviously and unfortunately not be any further James Herriot memoirs

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FREE PDF æ BOOK Every Living Thing Ø RANDARENEWABLES ✓ For than twenty years James Herriot has captivated millions of readers and television viewers with tales of the triumphs disasters pride and sometimes heartache that filled his life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales Every Living Thing shines with the storytelling mAmes Herriot than ever beforeHere is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals and who know and understand the magic of wild places and beautiful countrysi I hope I never tire of his books