Books: The Marcus Welby of the Barnyard

THE LORD GOD MADE THEM ALL

by James Herriot; St. Martin's Press; 373 pages; $13.95

He is the most celebrated resident of Yorkshire since Lassie, and for many of the same reasons. A friend to farmers and their livestock, as benign as the summer climate, he has made loyalty and kindness the crowning virtues.

Yet outside his own turf, James Alfred Wight passes unnoticed among the readers who have made him famous. Only under his pseudonym is he recognized as the Marcus Welby of the barnyard and the author of four bestsellers about an amiable...

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