As the saying goes, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover (in this case a rather plain and sad looking one at that). But inside you will be richly rewarded with the the stunning illustrations of Ralston Gudgeon. Hardback, published in 1944, 102 pages. I have two copies currently, both in similar condition where the coverr condition is fairly poor but the interior pages and all colour plates are in very good condition. For more information, or photographs, please get in touch.

Getting to Know the Birds - C.S. Bayne


    opening hours

    The Bladnoch shop will reopen on

    Thursday 29th April.

    Opening hours from 29/4/21

    Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

    10.30am to 4.30pm


    The Bladnoch shop has on-street parking outside. Accessed from the pavement, there is a small step of 3cm and a wheelchair accessible metal threshold. The door width is 71cm.

    The shop is on one level, with shelves at various heights - staff will be very happy to assist in passing customers any items they wish to handle.

    Although the shop is small, there is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair inside.

    If you wish to plan your visit in advance and need more information, please contact Rosie at

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