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The Norfolk Cranes’ Story by John Buxton and Chris Durdin is available for ordering by post. That's either directly from Chris or see 'online'.

The Norfolk Cranes' Story in paperback, normal price £15. This can ordered directly from Chris Durdin (see contact us). The price of £15 includes post & packing; £10 if collected from Chris's house.

Books are available from:

Jarrold Department Store, Norwich
Norfolk Wildlife Trust centres at Cley, Hickling and Ranworth.

Directly from Chris - see above

Think ABBA - any bookseller except Amazon.
WildSounds - www.wildsounds.co.uk
NHBS - currently there is discount deal via NHBS

Online sales are via hive.co.uk and bookshop.org for many independent book shops, supplied via book wholesaler Gardners.

Through Gardners and WildSounds books may appear in a range of outlets and through WildSounds at wildlife events such as Birdfairs.

Other outlets who have the book are welcome to be mentioned here.

Hardback / previous suppliers

A handful of hardbacks has come to light: contact Chris or NHBS has copies. The normal price for the full-colour hardback is £30.

Germany: the hardback is available from the Crane Information Centre.
USA: the hardback is available from Buteo Books.

Note: Subbuteo ceased trading in 2018.

Signed copies

Paperbacks can be signed by Chris, and a dedication added, if you wish. Many copies for sale at Jarrolds and through Norfolk Wildlife Trust are signed.

One hardback copy signed by both the late John Buxton and Chris Durdin has come to light, available from Chris — offers invited.

Bookshops: Chris Durdin and Robin Buxton (John's son) hold the stock of books, and we welcome enquiries from bookshops who'd like to stock it. Please contact us. Alternatively you can be supplied by Gardners or WildSounds - contact them in the usual way.


The Norfolk Cranes' Story in paperback:

ISBN 978-1-9998386-5-2

The Norfolk Cranes' Story in hardback:

ISBN 978-0-9542545-5-1

Dust jackets (for the hardback): sometimes these tear, of course. If you have a copy and need a replacement jacket, we can supply one free of charge. Contact Chris, please.

With a large chick, July 2005
With a large chick, July 2005


“Are you writing a book about these many years of adventures and misadventures with the Eurasian cranes? If not, please do.”

These words of encouragement were in a letter to John Buxton in May 2002 from George Archibald, who founded the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin and was its Director until he retired.

Nearly a decade after that encouragement, The Norfolk Cranes’ Story has been published.

cranes at dawn

Cranes at dawn (Nick Upton)