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A Street Cat Named Bob

How one man and his cat found hope on the streets

By James Bowen

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2012
'[Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington.' (Evening Standard)The phenomenal Number One bestseller about best friends James and Bob. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

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The moving, uplifiting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life.

About the Author

James Bowen is a street musician in London. He found Bob the cat in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since.


A true story and ideal for anyone like me who's a bit mad when it comes to felines. * Glamour * A heartwarming tale with a message of hope. * Daily Mail * An instantly bestselling memoir that, beside its heart-warming tale of their friendship, offers an insight into the injustice of life on the streets that's by turns frustrating and life-affirming. * The Times *

EAN: 9781444737110
ISBN: 1444737112
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Dimensions: 19.9 x 13 x 1.8 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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18 review(s)
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Glenys on
This is the most intriging, interesting book and a must read for all cat lovers.
Elisa on
great story, great book well written, one of the best choice also as present for someone who loves animals
Stephanie on
A street cat named Bob was brilliant, I injoyed every page,it was so good that James found Bob & loved him as much as Bob did him
Robyn on
I was recommended to read this book and found it a great book to read. At sad times animal stories can lift you out of the doldrums.
Morgan on
Loved tis book about a remarkable cat called Bob and his friend James. Heart warming and enteraining throughout. Well done, James and thanks for sharing your story of your amazing cat. Morgan Bradley
Mrs on
This was a gift for my 18 year old granddaughter and she loved it.
Gillian on
fantastic service, fabulous sight and as for the book well to die for just amazing still want to get Where in the world is Bob.
Margaret on
For anyone who likes cats, as I do, this story must be on your bucket list.
It's a real gem, which, after a bit of a scare towards its finale, keeps you smiling for days ahead.
Order your copy NOW !!!!!
Shirley on
A moving story, well told. A great partnership between cat and man is amazing, and that's just what this is. We wish James and Bob all the best. The obvious follow-up to the story is to view them on Youtube.
Bindi on
Enjoyed this from start to finish, looking forward to ordering the other books.

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