Whenever I think of Leaves of Grass, I picture Wynona Rider-turned-Jo March quoting Whitman's "new" volume in the 1994 movie Little Women. If you haven't touched poetry since high school, pick up Whitman's earthshaking 1855 collection, which oozes with freshness and optimism
loved all four of his books...each chapter a short story. His vocabulary is truly amazing, but his sense of humor is what makes these books memorable. Read them to my husband while he was shaving and we both laughed.
James Herriot's Darrowby in 'All Creatures Great and Small' was filmed at the village of Askrigg (the set for Darrowby, and Skeldale House, the home and veterinary office of James, Siegfried, and Tristen), as well as their local, The Drovers Arms (which was really The Kings Arms) in the Yorkshire Dales