I’m really pleased that this week, my monograph Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England comes out in paperback. I first got an inkling of this a couple of months ago, when I came across the pre-order button on the Routledge website by accident. At the time, I hadn’t been contacted by the publishers so I wasn’t entirely sure how reliable it was….. even though there did appear to be a link on the Amazon website too.

I did eventually get an email from Routledge telling me that they had decided to produce a paperback, and then a week ago I arrived home from a walk to find a parcel containing two copies of the book – it’s real!

So if you’re interested in reading the book, it is now rather more affordable than it was!