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How To Read James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small Books In Order

The beloved PBS show is based on a series of eight books.

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Masterpiece PBS's All Creatures Great and Small , aka perhaps the most wholesome and comforting show on television, will be back soon for its third season . The series follows the adventures of a young veterinarian, James Herriot, who moves to the north of England ( the stunning Yorkshire Dales, to be specific ) during the 1930s.

As most fans already know, the show is based on a series of equally beloved novels by Herriot, whose real name is James Alfred Wight, and who wrote the books based on his own experiences as a young veterinary surgeon. So if you just can't get enough of the rich, uplifting world of Herriot and the animals he cares for, here's how to read the original books in order.

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All Creatures Great and Small
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All Things Bright and Beautiful
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All Things Wise and Wonderful
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The Lord God Made Them All
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