Continuum is saying to look for this book in April (aught-8). So be prepared. And don't believe the description on the web page at Amazon, Powell's, or what-have-you. This book is both a novella and a review of the record. It is not the definitive bible of the album. Many of the people who created the album, including Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson Kenis, were uninterested or unavailable to talk with me, and thus much of the manuscript, which is, incidentally, still in the editing phase, involves a fictional protagonist ruminating on the meaning of the songs.
Anyway, there's not much news yet about the book. According to his web site, Richard Thompson is performing his "1000 Years of Popular Music" show around the East Coast and Mid-west for the next month. Also, some of his live albums are available for download for the low-low price of $9 there. Beats the $20 I paid for them.