Almost everything is ready... the manuscript just needs fine-tuning, I am now writing captions for the photographs, the waveforms of drumming and sonograms of calls. The colour plates are nearly ready, too, and the drawings under way. It has been a huge task, but my book will soon be at the publishers ready to be edited and designed. Here is a sneak preview of a draft sketch of one of Szabolcs Kokay's black and white illustrations for the book. Just to whet your appetite.