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Cath Tate - Author

About the Author

Cath Tate has been creating her distinctive brand of greetings cards for over 30 years. Featuring hand-coloured vintage pictures teamed with witty and subversive captions, the cards have been highly influential and continue to sell in their thousands. She is the author of Men (9781909396395) and Growing Older (978190939638).

Featured books by Cath Tate

Love Makes the World Stand Still

Love Makes the World Stand Still

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Based on her bestselling range of greetings cards, Cath Tate brings you her unique take on a subject close to all our hearts: love. From grand passion to long-married cosiness, all aspects of this universal emotion are here, in more than 50 hand-coloured vintage photos paired with witty captions.

Manhood Is a Serious Business

Manhood Is a Serious Business

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be - brings together the best of Cath's work on men. Packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.

Friends Are cheaper than therapy

Friends Are cheaper than therapy

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for a beloved friend - brings together the best of Cath's work on friendship. Whimsical, scurrilous and - very occasionally - tender, it is packed with insights into today's modern friendships, from belligerent bookclubs to over-enthusiastic drama queens to ridiculous hen parties. After all, as Cath says, 'A friend is someone who likes you even though they know you.'  

Other books by Cath Tate

Christmas the season to be jolly

Christmas the season to be jolly

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Based on her bestselling range of greetings cards, Cath Tate brings you her unique take on the yuletide season. In this brand-new festive title, part of her hugely popular ongoing series of hilarious gift books, Cath Tate, doyenne of the comedy greetings card, takes on Christmas and everything that goes with it: frantic last-minute shopping, unwanted presents, ridiculous amounts of food and alcohol, and the annual strain of just trying to get on with our families. Featuring more than 50 hand-coloured vintage photos paired with witty captions, this insightful, poignant and highly amusing gift book would make an ideal stocking filler for a much-loved friend or relative. Word count: 2,000

Love Makes the World Stand Still

Love Makes the World Stand Still

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Based on her bestselling range of greetings cards, Cath Tate brings you her unique take on a subject close to all our hearts: love. From grand passion to long-married cosiness, all aspects of this universal emotion are here, in more than 50 hand-coloured vintage photos paired with witty captions.

Work tends to ruin your day

Work tends to ruin your day

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

In this brand-new title, part of her hugely popular ongoing series of hilarious gift books, Cath Tate, doyenne of the comedy greetings card, examines the world of work - something we all have to do, although sometimes we'd rather not! All the usual workplace suspects are here - bone-idle colleagues, overbearing bosses, fussy jobsworths and intractable technology, proving that no matter how futuristic our offices get, nothing much really changes. Featuring more than 50 hand-coloured vintage photos paired with witty captions, this hilarious book is the perfect gift for a youngster who's just starting out, or a colleague who's leaving or retiring, and is packed with insights to help you negotiate the tricky world of the workplace. Word count: 2,000

Manhood Is a Serious Business

Manhood Is a Serious Business

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be - brings together the best of Cath's work on men. Packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.

Older but not wiser

Older but not wiser

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - an ideal birthday gift - brings together the best of Cath's work on ageing. Wise, cynical and - very occasionally - warm, it is packed with insights into this sadly universal process, whether we choose to embrace it or defy it. After all, as Cath says, 'Age doesn't matter - unless you're a cheese.'

Friends Are cheaper than therapy

Friends Are cheaper than therapy

Author: Cath Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

In the realm of amusing, deadpan greetings cards, Cath Tate is the original and best. In her thirty-year career she has created thousands of witty, original and often subversive cards, featuring grim-faced old ladies, ludicrously dressed 1920s gentlemen and bizarre-looking children, paired with text that perfectly captures her highly individual and devastatingly funny view on the world. This hilarious book - a perfect gift for a beloved friend - brings together the best of Cath's work on friendship. Whimsical, scurrilous and - very occasionally - tender, it is packed with insights into today's modern friendships, from belligerent bookclubs to over-enthusiastic drama queens to ridiculous hen parties. After all, as Cath says, 'A friend is someone who likes you even though they know you.'