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We are delighted to take orders for books to be posted. The price, for this full-colour hardback is normally £30: for orders by post this includes P&P.

Signed copies of The Norfolk Cranes' Story: copies signed by John Buxton (who died in January 2014) as well as Chris Durdin have re-surfaced - we'd previously run out - from stock returned by Subbuteo, who have taken the book off sale. Offers are invited (to Chris). There may be some copies signed by both authors at WildSounds - see link below.

Chris can sign books - please say if you'd rather not - and can add a dedication, if you wish.

If it helps you can use the order form here.

You can contact Chris for bank details for payment by bank to bank transfer (we like this payment method - it avoids bank charges). Cheques payable to The Norfolk Cranes’ Story can be sent to Chris Durdin at 36 Thunder Lane, Norwich NR7 0PX.

Though it's possible to order the book from any bookshop, those orders then come through to us. As there are several links in the chain, it's quicker to come directly to us. See notes below for where the book is on sale in shops and visitor centres.

Face to face sales from the authors - without post and packing - at a reduced price. Please contact us. For orders outside the UK, the cost is £35 or the equivalent, reflecting higher postage costs. See ways to order online below.

Shops and visitor centres: 'The Norfolk Cranes' Story' was originally available from a range of shops and visitor centres. It's likely that, five years on from the book's launch, many haven't kept it in stock and the list below has been thinned to the known outlets. The best bets are Jarrolds Department Store, Norwich and Norfolk Wildlife Trust centres. Sale from us or online (as below) continue.

Norfolk
Jarrold Department Store, Norwich (signed copies)
Norfolk Wildlife Trust centres at Cley (year round), Hickling (seasonal) and Ranworth (seasonal).

Online
Directly from Chris - see above
WildSounds - www.wildsounds.co.uk
NHBS (see NHBS blog about the book)
Subbuteo (www.wildlifebooks.com) no longer has copies.

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

Much of our distribution was originally through book distributer WildSounds and though them the book may be in other nature reserve shops e.g. WWT.

Bookshops: the authors hold the stock of books. Orders via Gardners are fine, or you are welcome to ask if you'd like to stock it or if you receive an order. Please contact us.

Dust jackets: 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

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“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)