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Buy the book

The book stock held by Chris was sold out, though a signed copy has been found very recently (early October); offers are invited. There may be a few copies in the shops and visitor centres noted below. The normal price for this full-colour hardback is £30.

A paperback version is being considered though that is still to be decided and is unlikely to be available until 2019.

Signed copies of The Norfolk Cranes' Story: there may be some copies signed by both authors at WildSounds - see link below.

Shops and visitor centres: 'The Norfolk Cranes' Story' was originally available from a range of shops and visitor centres. It's likely that, several 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.

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

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.

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


“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)