Kedamore (Cracus garrulus)

Whole body bluish-black.
Size: 35-45 cm.
Voice: wailing, punctuated by high-pitched screech, fading to a strangled finish; deep, guttural caws when congregating.
Habitat: prefers woodlands, copses and forest fringe.

Meg Dapsy loves the sound of the kedamore.

Thanks for reading Night-night, Sleep Tight. I hope you enjoy it. And congratulations on finding your way to this hidden page!

Below is a link to a secret scene that didn’t find its way into the finished novel, even though it was one of my favourite pieces in working out the mood of the story. However, because it might give too much insight into a key character, you might want to come back to it later, when you’ve finished the book, which is why I’m announcing this SPOILER ALERT before you click on the link. Here it is: Secret scene link.