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Sunday Times Magazine interviews John Carder Bush

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Tomorrow’s edition of the Sunday Times Magazine in the UK and Ireland will feature an interview with Kate’s brother, John. This is to coincide with the publication on November 20th of a new edition of his iconic book of photographs of Kate as a child, ‘Cathy’. The book can be pre-ordered as a limited signature edition here, or on Amazon here (it is also available from all major booksellers).

First published as a run of just 500 copies in 1986, Cathy is a collection of photographs by John of 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since the original edition – includes a new introduction by John Carder Bush, illustrated with eight previously unpublished photographs.

A beautifully bound hardback with a linen cover, head and tail bands and a matching linen slipcase, Cathy is comprised of twenty-eight cut out pages featuring the text, with full-page photographs revealed on a separate page beneath. The design matches the original limited run in layout, including the original introduction as well. (With thanks to Isabelle for posting the magazine ad)


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  1. zounds

    Just skinted myself until the end of the month! *ouch*

    CATHY by John Carder Bush × 1 £120.00

    “A separate edition of the book alone in a slipcase, priced at £40, will be published in November. It is available to pre-order from Amazon”

    Hey, an expensive signature from John! (there are other extras as well of course).
    I’ve also got a 10 yr old signatured/numbered book of his called ‘The Cellar Gang’, so that’ll be two signatures from John – I wonder if I can push him to get me his sisters – that would be nice! heh

    • Nigel Morgan

      Hmm… I am tempted but I am not sure if I can justify the extra £94 (the book is £26 on Amazon) – even though my mum has offered to buy it for me as a Xmas gift. Why did you decide to go for this Zounds? It’s a big investment.

      • zounds

        Hey Nigel,

        To tell you the truth it was just I want that! and ordered it (after a few beers!). I did have a bit of an ‘ouch’ a few hours later and had to stick another £100 on my overdraft! hah, but no regrets – I wanted something extra nice to leave laying on my table along with the programme. The Homeground books will be next, can’t believe I haven’t got them yet, but what with the tickets and this impulse buy… Will probably treat myself (again) for christmas!

        • [hypnotist voice on] “purchase HomeGround books … purchase HomeGround books … purchase HomeGround books …[hypnotist voice off]

  2. Nigel Morgan

    Ha ha. Thanks Zounds. The coffee table will look beautiful I’m sure! Just ensure you don’t spill anything on your £120 purchase. I think I’ll stick to the £26 version on Amazon but I also have the Homeground books in my sights. What with my trips to London to see the shows and the armfuls of merchandise I carried away on both occasions – it’s been an expensive Autumn!

  3. Diane maynatd

    Hi kate. I lived in brewery road Plumstead
    and remember you as a young girl as your father was our Dr and I used to see you in his surgery just off of Plumstead high street.
    I have been reliving my young days and am addicted to your music and dance. Thank you for helping me through a few very dark years with your wise words and music . You are very precious to me . Thank you kate!! xx

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