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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet. Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep. When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey. A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world.
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Worried, James consults his animal-loving but allergic neighbour, Betty. She informs James of a local charity vet where she volunteers, and names the cat Bob. Waiting on a queue at the vet, James misses a meeting with Val. After the appointment, James has Bob neutered and sets him free. However, Bob keeps following James into town, eventually drawing more crowds of people, making James more wealthy, and he eventually decides to keep Bob.
Bob becomes a tourist hotspot, and James and Betty start to become romantically attached. One night while returning home, James finds his old friend, Baz, unconscious on his flat estate, overdosed on heroin.
Baz later dies in hospital, and James finds out that Betty cannot be around drug addicts, as her deceased brother had been one. After Bob destroys their living room, Hilary sends James and Bob out. One day, while busking , James gets into an argument with a yob , causing the crowd to get in a brawl with the man and James getting arrested for it. Although found innocent, he is prohibited from busking for 6 months.
While in the chemist, receiving his methadone, Betty notices him. Betty and James argue and go their separate ways. He regains his popularity with tourists by selling The Big Issue. After being accused of illegally selling magazines on another vendor's patch, James and Bob are banned for a whole month. After going back in business, James gets into an argument with a woman trying to buy Bob off him, losing Bob in the scuffle.
Bob does not return for a few days, leaving James devastated. The rest is history. Well don Well I think that James and Bob are kindred spirits. Well done James and Bob too, well done.
View 2 comments. James Bowen is a recovering drug addict living in accommodate housing in London. One day he sees a male, ginger cat in the hallway near his flat. Last thing he needs is a pet when he is living hand-to-mouth, but the two take a shine to each other. James notices the ginger tom cat is injured. Soon the street cat, who he names Bob, is on the road to recovery. Many adventures -- both good and bad -- await this inseparable duo. This intelligent cat, who James Bowen is a recovering drug addict living in accommodate housing in London.
This intelligent cat, who saved James's life, would become famous with the locals and tourists. He can even be found on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. I'm not one for reading biographies, but I sure am glad I read about James and Bob. I definitely recommend this book. View all 16 comments. I hear they are making a movie, and I hope they keep this natural account without making it too Hollywood.
A story about true companionship, and not only that, but how unique Bob is himself. I have had cats all my life, and I am pretty sure none of them would sit with me on the bus, in the street or anywhere other than when they are in a safe haven of home.
This truly is a unique connection and friendship. It is a story about how love and friendship in whatever form can turn a person or cats life around. Bob gave James purpose, and helped him to kick a 10 year habit that he had merely teetered on giving up for good. And for once a happy story! By the end you will be on YouTube looking for videos of Bob!
At no point are there any concerns for Bobs welfare, he is very happy where he is! View 1 comment. I must admit I was torn before I read this book. I mean, I'm moggy obsessed, but also word mad, and had read a few reviews commenting on how poorly written this book is. Now I've finished it, I can quite safely say: This isn't meant to be a challenging read or a work of great literature. I actually thought the simple narrative made it really easy to see what James thought of Bob - his excitable use of language wh I must admit I was torn before I read this book.
I actually thought the simple narrative made it really easy to see what James thought of Bob - his excitable use of language when it came to Bob was heartwarming. Reading this book really restores your faith in humanity - that people are good, thoughtful and kind.
It also struck a chord with me as I have had a 'challenging' time before I found my own 'Bob'. Well, he found me Nov 17, Hil rated it did not like it Shelves: I thought this book would be a heartwarming story of an interesting cat living through some tough times on the street, that would probably make me cry and probably end in the cat's death. In fact, the cat does not die by the end which is a good thing!
What we have here is a self-pitying tale of woe by a semi-homeless junkie who happens upon Bob the Cat outside his flat and they start hanging out together as he goes about his day to I thought this book would be a heartwarming story of an interesting cat living through some tough times on the street, that would probably make me cry and probably end in the cat's death. What we have here is a self-pitying tale of woe by a semi-homeless junkie who happens upon Bob the Cat outside his flat and they start hanging out together as he goes about his day to day life of busking, methadone and feeling like the world is against him and he never had a break.
It seems to me like he threw away so many breaks and got himself into his mess that I had very little sympathy for him, and his judgements about 'chuggers' and 'Staffordshire Terrier owners' were pretty irritating too. Not enough cat and too much twat. View all 14 comments.
James Bowen was a homeless man living on the streets of London, addicted to drugs and in a bad way, eventually after spending time in homeless hostels he was given his own flat in sheltered accommodation block in North London. One day in a chance meeting with a ginger Tom cat that James decided to call "Bob" would change and turnaround his life. This is a charming, lovely, heart-warming true story of young man busking in central London along with his new companion the street cat Bob.
They s James Bowen was a homeless man living on the streets of London, addicted to drugs and in a bad way, eventually after spending time in homeless hostels he was given his own flat in sheltered accommodation block in North London. They share a past filled with problems but together they rebuild each others lives through adventures and some scrapes. I can't recommend this book more highly, it made me smile and brought a tear to my eye and has forever changed my view of homeless people.
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Wonderful, please give it a try! Sweet tale, not too exciting but a nice read. And a true story which makes things more interesting. And I love cats so I believe they can heal, teach, and push us to be better people" - Neil Abramson from his book unsaid This quote sums up this book pretty well. James Bowen writes with great honesty and describes the life on the streets really well.
I learned a lot from this book. About animals, people, London! He touched me and I felt really connected to him that at the end of the book I was actually PROUD of him for getting there and not giving up.
About bob.. I had "I've come to believe in the power of animals.
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I had to fight the crazy urge to squeeze the book whenever my eyes fell on the ohmygodidsqueezehimtodeath cover. Being the crazy cat lady I am, I fell in love with every single detail about Bob. The only thing that kinda got me a little depressed was James saying that before he had Bob he felt invisible but as soon as he got him people started noticing them everywhere and were much more friendly. I don't even know why I'm mentioning this, the author himself described it as a positive thing, but I just couldn't help feeling bad that some people would show kindness ONLY to animals, and not other people.
Tho it's so realistic, tbh! Anyway, the book was really good and hopeful and I'd def recommend it to everyone. View all 6 comments. View all 7 comments. Nov 22, Wilma rated it really liked it. De liefde tussen mens en dier, the struggle for life Door zijn liefde, zorg en verantwoordelijkheid voor Bob weet hij de juiste keuzes te maken en uiteindelijk zijn verslaving te overwinnen.
Apr 19, Holliekins rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a huge cat lover, it will come as no surprise that the most inspirational and affecting book I have read so far this year is A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. I first heard of James and Bob via their Twitter feed and couldn't wait to read their story, although I did have to wait as my local Waterstones had sold out within a few days of it being released!
James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London when he first met the injured ginger cat. He nursed him back to health and when As a huge cat lover, it will come as no surprise that the most inspirational and affecting book I have read so far this year is A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.
He nursed him back to health and when he was fully fit again, he tried to encourage him to go back on the streets believing him to be a stray. Bob refused and was soon following James onto the bus and across London to James' job busking in Covent Garden.
Since then the pair have been insperable and the best of friends and have appeared in newspapers and magazines and on news programmes across the globe. I have read many stories about cats, but this is by far by favourite. Not only is Bob lovable, clever and a bit fiesty, James comes across as an incredibly warm and clever man, with a real knowledge about cats and the perfect owner for Bob.
Their story is funny, emotional and uplifting and reminds you that all you need is a best friend to help you get through life.
There are some great pieces of information about cats and I was also surprised to learn exactly how the Big Issue works, something that I didn't quite understand before. Although there are some horrible tales of some unkind and ignorant Londoners, the lengths of other people's kindness towards James and Bob really restores your faith in human nature and the work of the RSPCA and the Blue Cross is fantastic. I have a feeling I shall be buying this as a present for my cat fan friends a lot this year and I find myself recommending it to anyone who will listen.
Please do read this book, you will not be disappionted! If you're a cat lover, dog lover, or animal lover, this story brings home how much an animal baby can make life sweeter and more fulfilling. It takes a non negotiable, selfless commitment to care for an animal, and it's not for everyone.
In James's case, it took something special for him to bring Bob into his life and to take full responsibility for him. In the end, he got more unconditional love in return then he could ever have possibly imagined.
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This book is a true to life, wonderfully heartwa If you're a cat lover, dog lover, or animal lover, this story brings home how much an animal baby can make life sweeter and more fulfilling. This book is a true to life, wonderfully heartwarming, and an incredibly uplifting story that everyone can enjoy, no matter who you are. I fell in love with James and Bob! And I think you will too! Dec 06, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: The book touched me deeply.
I laughed, cried and again laughed. They do not believe in fate, if she appears before you in the guise of a mind-blowing red cat? When you have ceased to believe in a bright future, hand themselves down suddenly in the darkness, like a beam of light, you see a pair of cunning eyes.
Few people indifferent story about the life of Bob the cat and his master. Thanks to him I became more attentive to everything around him, especially to the "invisible" on the streets of t The book touched me deeply.
Thanks to him I became more attentive to everything around him, especially to the "invisible" on the streets of their city. The book teaches us to believe in spite of everything in the victory over your weaknesses, friendship and human kindness. Apr 02, Kelly Furniss rated it it was amazing. As a cat lover and owner of exactly the same breed of cat as Bob when my friend in my Book club told me about this book I had to read it!.
This story is about James Bowen a recovering drug addict living in sheltered accommodation in London and making small amounts of money to survive the best way he can eg.
James one day returns home to find a ginger tom cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation. James could not resist helping the cat he named Bo As a cat lover and owner of exactly the same breed of cat as Bob when my friend in my Book club told me about this book I had to read it!.
James could not resist helping the cat he named Bob. He nursed him and tried to send him on his way but Bob was having none of it and had other ideas!.
Very soon Bob and James are an inseparable duo on the streets as James works and Bob sits at his feet attracting much attention from the public.