INTO THE GROVE:
CATHI ON WEST 11 AND THE L-SHAPED ROOM
This text – published by DVDClassik in English and French – was originally given as two screen talks at the Duke of York's Picture House for the 2014 Brighton Film Festival.
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BAD PENNY BLUES REVIEWED ON 3AM
BAD PENNY BLUES ON CRIMEFICTIONLOVER
NICK TRIPLOW ON
BAD PENNY BLUES
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FEATURES, ESSAYS & ARTICLES
CATHI'S LOVE LETTER TO TED LEWIS AT CRIMESQUAD
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CATHI'S TOP 3O BRIT GRIT FILMS ON DVDCLASSIK
Part two 1959-64 HERE
Part one 1947-59 HERE
CATHI IN SPIRITUS SOHO BY ROBERT RUBBISH
Here are Robert and Cathi at the launch:
CATHI ON THE TRIAL OF HELEN DUNCAN AT
CATHI IN VERBAL
Cathi contributed a new short story entitled 'Bring Out Your Dead' to VERBAL 5, the zine edited by Football Factory/Human Punk legend and London Books maestro John King. Fans of Bad Penny Blues please note that 'Bring Out Your Dead' features the return of Dave Dilworth and his Diaboliks from that book, as well as a related in-depth interview with Stewart Home, whose book Tainted Love, about his mother Julia Callan Thompson, is set very much in the same milieu. There is also new writing from Koushik Banerjea, Robert Ciesla, Allan Kausch, Michael Keenagahan, lyrics from Lee Wilson and some family history from Martin Knight. All yours for £3.50 from HERE
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CATHI IN BUS FARE:
AN ANTHOLOGY ABOUT THE LONDON BUS
FEATURING: CHARLES DICKENS, WILL SELF, IAIN SINCLAR, VIRGINIA WOOFE, ELIZABETH WILSON, CATHI UNSWORTH
Not merely a vital component of the city’s infrastructure, buses are equally embedded in London's culture; written about, sung about, joked about, filmed, painted (and painted on), advertised, and celebrated in myriad ways. For the many thousands of people who have depended on them for a livelihood – drivers, conductors, cleaners, mechanics, inspectors – they have created their own world, complete with a distinct language, with uniforms, with places, and with men and women of every imaginable culture.
This new collection aims to celebrate the unique relationship that Londoners have with their most important mode of transport, telling you all the things you never knew about London’s lifeblood and how it’s kept the capital moving for more than a century. Tourists take the tube – but real Londoners take the bus.
Every purchase supports the London Transport Museum’s charitable work.
THE LIFE OF A SONG
Published by Brewers/Financial Times the book is in bookshops now
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IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY
by Arthur La Bern
London Books re-release of a classic with an introduction by CATHI UNSWORTH
Born into the Islington streets run by Darby Sabini and his gang, Arthur was a Fleet Street crime reporter and war correspondent. Many of his novels were adapted for the screen, including GOODBYE PICCADILLY, FAREWELL LEICESTER SQUARE, which became Alfred Hitchcock's equally notorious FRENZY – which Arthur hated. He lived high on the hog and then fell from that distance, sleeping rough on Brighton beach towards the end of his days. Every experience filtered through to his hauntingly evocative descriptions of wide boys, working girls, hardbitten hacks and the coppers that chase them down, capturing vistas of a lost London.
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY is available from LONDON BOOKS website, price £11.99. You can order a copy and find out more about other LONDON BOOKS titles HERE
Cathi in London Fictions on Lynne Reid Banks' The L-Shaped Room
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BFI Flipside Man of Violence sleevenotes
Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned contributions from Cathi Unsworth, screenwriter and critic David McGillivray, and film historian Julian Petley.
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