Yesterday I received two advance copies of my new book - BIRDS New Zealand - beauty like no other. The remainder of the books (six tons of them) are coming by ship and due here mid-July. It was a very tense moment - what was the book going to look like? All my concerns were immediately dismissed - the book is just beautiful and exceeds my greatest expectations. Everbest Printing Co in China does such a great job and their colour rendition is spot-on. Never before have New Zealand's birds been so beautifully showcased.