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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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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.

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.

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.

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9781444737097
  • Publication date: 15 Mar 2012
  • Page count: 288
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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
A heartwarming tale with a message of hope. — Daily Mail
A true story and ideal for anyone like me who's a bit mad when it comes to felines. — Glamour
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