Paul Swales Book Sale for “Save Our Curlews”

Pam Swales, wife of the late Paul Swales, a long-standing member of SOS, has generously offered to sell Paul’s birding library to SOS members and others to benefit the SOS appeal “Save Our Curlews”. Pam writes…

Paul Swales

“Paul was born in Wellington and lived in Shropshire all his life. He spent many happy hours birdwatching at Allscott Sugar Beet Factory until it closed in 2007. He especially enjoyed recording waders on the spring/autumn passage each year. He collected many bird books, taking great care of them; favourite bird species and specific regions in Great Britain. Before he died 3 years ago, he suggested leaving his collection to SOS. So, it seems fitting to sell them on behalf of the SOS for the “Save Our Curlew” appeal.”

The link in the next paragraph will take you to a list of Paul’s books that are available for purchase. Paul was a careful collector and most of the books I have seen that are on offer are in excellent condition (“Fine” or “very good” in bookseller parlance), often with intact dust jackets.

The list of available volumes is accessible HERE, in MS Word format The columns in this table denote book number (in bold font if dust jacket is intact), title, author(s), publisher and original price (if known), and date of publication.

If you wish to purchase any of this volumes, please contact Pam Swales at email addfrerss with your offer and contact details.

Remember that “Save Our Curlews” needs your support and this is an excellent way of providing that support while enriching your birding library with volumes in splendid condition.

John Arnfield
(SOS Web Manager)


Page updated: 23/04/2023