All Creatures Great and Small


Books for adults

The Original UK Series

  • If Only They Could Talk (1970) ISBN 0-330-23783-7
  • It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972) ISBN 0-330-23782-9
  • Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973) ISBN 978-0-7181-1115-1
  • Vet in Harness (1974) ISBN 0-330-24663-1
  • Vets Might Fly (1976) ISBN 0-330-25221-6
  • Vet in a Spin (1977) ISBN 0-330-25532-0
  • The Lord God Made Them All (1981) ISBN 0-7181-2026-4
  • Every Living Thing (1992) ISBN 0-7181-3637-3

Other books

  • James Herriot's Yorkshire (1979) ISBN 0-7181-1753-0
  • James Herriot's Cat Stories (1994) ISBN 0-7181-3852-X
  • James Herriot's Favourite Dog Stories (1995) ISBN 0-7181-4062-1

Omnibus editions

In the United States, Herriot's novels were considered too short to publish independently, and so several pairs of novels were collected into omnibus volumes. The title All Creatures Great and Small was taken from the second line of the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful, and inspired by a punning suggestion from Herriot's daughter, who thought the book should be called Ill Creatures Great and Small.[1]

  • All Creatures Great and Small (1972) (incorporating If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet) ISBN 0-330-25049-3
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful (1974) (incorporating Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vet in Harness) ISBN 0-330-25580-0
  • All Things Wise and Wonderful (1977) (incorporating Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin) ISBN 0-7181-1685-2

Dog Stories: fly leaf lists publishing dates of 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981 and 1986.

Books for children

  • Blossom Comes Home (1969) ISBN 0-7181-3060-X
  • Moses the Kitten (1984) ISBN 0-312-54905-9
  • Only One Woof (1985) ISBN 0-312-09129-X
  • The Christmas Day Kitten (1986) ISBN 0-312-13407-X
  • Bonny's Big Day (1987) ISBN 0-312-01000-1
  • The Market Square Dog (1989) ISBN 0-312-03397-4
  • Oscar, Cat-About-Town (1990) ISBN 0-312-05137-9
  • Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb (1991) ISBN 0-312-06404-7
  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children (1992) ISBN 0-312-08512-5


  • Lord, Graham. James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet (1997) ISBN 0-7472-1975-3
  • Wight, Jim. The Real James Herriot: The Authorized Biography (1999) ISBN 0-7181-4290-X
  • Lewis-Stempel, John. "Young Herriot: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot" (2011) ISBN 1-84990-271-2

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