A Street Cat Named Bob : How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets Paperback
by James Bowen
The phenomenal Number One bestseller about best friends James and Bob.
Soon to be 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 13/09/2012
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781444737110
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Review by elliepotten
Review by TheCrow2
THE simply most beautiful and heart-warming story I've ever read is about a stray cat and a 'stray' man finding each other in the streets of London and how they help each other. A story of an extraordinary friendship. Someone said on the net, it's a love story and it is.
Review by Moonlightfaery
Easy read, not that dramatic as made out to be by a colleague.
Review by infjsarah
I really enjoyed this book - it is a hopeful book even though some of the situations are not so. As a lifelong cat lover and owner, I could identify with James' love and companionship with Bob and his fear when he was missing or threatened. I've yet to meet a cat that will ride on your shoulder though - that is very unusual.Have ordered the sequel to read.
Review by tina1969
James lived on the streets and was a recovering drug addict. When trying to get his life on track and living in a shelted housing he meets Bob the cat and both their lives will change for the better.I don't normally like biographies as I don't want to read a narrative that rambles on, so I gave this book a shot purely because it's the reading group.What a surprise I got with this book. The book was very easy to read and I found I was ploughing through it quite quickly. As soon as James began his story I was hooked and wanted to find out what was going to happen to both James and Bob.I can totally relate to what James tells us about Bob as I am a cat lover myself and over the years have had several cats. All my own have now gone but I do care for two stray kittens that live in my garden. Cats have a habit of being where they want to be and they find you rather than you find them.The story is very heartwarming, sad at times and makes you think. I also learnt a lot from James's story about selling the Big Issue and didn't realise how complex that could be.What I didn't want was a sad ending and it's no spolier as there are plenty of videos on You Tube of Bob and further books of his adventures.Not sure if I would read anymore of the series of books but I did enjoy this book as its a charming tale of hope and very heartwarming.