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A Street Cat Named Bob: How one man and his cat found hope on the streets

James Bowen

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Hodder & Stoughton
13 November 2012
Biography; Memoirs; Coping with personal problems; Cats as pets
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.
By:   James Bowen
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   208g
ISBN:   9781444737110
ISBN 10:   1444737112
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   13 November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Reviews for A Street Cat Named Bob: How one man and his cat found hope on the streets

'[Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington.' -- Evening Standard 'heartwarming tale' -- Islington Tribune 'It was only a matter of time before a rubber stamp was used to autograph a book - but in Bob's case, we'll let him off. For Bob is the famous ginger moggy belonging to one-homeless busking Big Issue seller James Bowen, whose A STREET CAT NAMED BOB hit bookshop shelves last week. Fans, some bearing feline treats, queued around the block at James and Bob's first signing at the Islington branch of Waterstones last week. The purrfectly behaved Bob signed an impressive 180 books in just two hours. You gotta be kitten me.' -- Bookseller '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 'This is a revealing glimpse of London's underbelly and the resourcefulness needed to survive it. But mostly it's a love story that will make your heart purr' -- Daily Mail


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