I have heard about this book and its sequels before, but I guess I remembered it somewhere on the background of my mind. When I saw by accident that this book was on sale, I bought it. I thought it started slowly - just as life in English countryside in the 1930s must have been slow and unhurried. We meet the young veterinarian who also narrates the story when his practice just begins and with him we get to know "all creatures great and small" whom he meets, helps to get better when he can or helps to end their sufferings when he can't. I thought this book was full of love in the best way and very well written.