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By James Herriot
The moment quantity within the multimillion replica bestselling series
Millions of readers have thrilled within the superb storytelling and daily miracles of James Herriot within the over thirty years when you consider that his pleasant animal tales have been first brought to the world.
Now in a brand new version for the 1st time in a decade, All issues shiny and Beautiful is the cherished sequel to Herriot's first assortment, All Creatures nice and Small, and alternatives up as Herriot, now newly married, trips one of the distant hillside farms and valley cities of the Yorkshire Dales, taking care of their inhabitants---both - and four-legged. all through, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of lifestyles shine out as we snort, cry, and pleasure in his snap shots of his many, diverse animal sufferers and their both diverse owners.
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