James Bowen

James Bowen

James Bowen is the author of the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB. He found Bob the cat in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since. They both live in north London.
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A Street Cat Named Bob

James Bowen

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.

Hodder & Stoughton

For the Love of Bob

James Bowen
Hodder & Stoughton

The World According to Bob

James Bowen

'Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was always there to offer guidance and friendship.'James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world.Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

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Street Cat Bob

James Bowen
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A Gift from Bob

James Bowen
Hodder & Stoughton

Bob

James Bowen

A special edition for children age 11 and above.'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.'James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true 'tail' of love and friendship to make you smile!

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Circling the globe, with A Streetcat Named Bob

Around the World in 80 Bobs

Fans of Bob have been sending their hero postcards from around the world. Their pictorial tributes have been collected in one place - visit the blog to witness the travels of London's most famous cat.
Chapter One: Fellow Travellers

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, by James Bowen

Read the first chapter of James Bowen's inspiring A STREET CAT NAMED BOB.
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A Street Cat Named Bob

04Jul
11 Islington Green, London, N1 2XH

James Bowen and Bob signing at Waterstones Islington

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come and meet James Bowen and Bob the cat