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New edition of ‘Cathy’ book by John Carder Bush to be released in November!

John Carder Bush and Kate from the 2014 "Cathy" book

We are delighted to be the first place to tell you about this news.

Sphere are to publish a new edition of Cathy by John Carder Bush, Kate’s brother. This is the long-out-of-print iconic collection of John’s photographs of Kate as a young girl.

From this morning’s press release:

“Little, Brown is very pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Cathy by John Carder Bush, which will be published on 20th November 2014, hardback price £40.

'Cathy' by John Carder BushFirst published as a run of just 500 copies in 1986, Cathy is a collection of photographs by John Carder Bush of his sister Kate as a young girl, with accompanying text. This new edition – the first printing since the original edition – includes a new introduction by John Carder Bush, illustrated with eight previously unpublished photographs.

The original Cathy book has always been considered by those that own it as a special treasure. I am thrilled that this special treasure will now be available to a much wider audience. The care and attention to detail that has been put into this new edition show that, even in this digital world, beautiful books are still valued’ John Carder Bush

There will also be a boxed signature edition available, for further information visit

John Carder Bush is a respected photographer and writer. His sister is the composer and musician Kate Bush, and John’s poetry narration and backing vocals have been used on several of her albums. He headed the Kate Bush management team for twenty years and since her early childhood, and throughout her career, John has photographed Kate both candidly and professionally. His images have appeared on iconic album, single and
magazine covers worldwide.

John Carder Bush has spoken exclusively to Mary Anne Hobbs about the publication. The interview will be broadcast on BBC 6 Music on Sunday 24th August at 9.00am.”


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  1. deborah

    I was wondering what ever came of the original idea where John was going to produce a second book of Kate when she was a little older and then a third when she had become well known?

    • Hi Deborah, check out what John had to say in his interview with HomeGround Magazine – it’s included in full in the Anthology books. In a nutshell he thought publishing pictures of her as an adolescent felt “intrusive”, so he went with that gut feeling and shelved the idea.

  2. lesley

    What a stunning picture

  3. len

    I have the original and guard it from my daughter’s Kate-obsessed friends. A treasure for all the right reasons.

  4. Is that a pic of Kate with John or with her father?

  5. Apparently, the new edition of ‘Cathy’ is available to UK-customers of only. As far as I can see, Foyles and Waterstone’s haven’t listed ‘Cathy’ yet. I do hope that the book will be made available to non-UK-customers such as myself (living in the Netherlands).

  6. Collin Kelley

    Lovely news! It’s a stunning book.

  7. so pleased to hear that, so it should be

  8. Ian

    What a beautiful picture.

  9. NJ Morgan

    I’m sure it’s a gorgeous book but to be honest, I have never wanted to own this. I don’t feel totally comfortable with the idea of a book of someone else’s childhood pictures. It feels far too personal. Though many would disgaree and I have to admit the pictures are lovely. But it’s just not for me.

  10. Sky

    Lovely to see ‘Cathy’ back in print and with extra pictures. If the example shown above is typical then this is a beautiful piece of work. I am fortunate enough to have one of the original books that John had printed, but this new one is a must. T-shirts etc. are lovely but have a short life; books, on the other hand, last a lifetime. xx

  11. Blackbird Braille

    Congratulations to Little Brown and John!

    Cathy wins best Photographic Book, Art/Architecture Monograph at the British Book Design & Production Awards:


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