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    • Publication date:04 Jul 2013
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The World According to Bob

The further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat

By James Bowen

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The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable and moving true story of James and Bob. These new stories show how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust and happiness.

The incredible and heartwarming sequel to the bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob - the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets of Covent Garden and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.

'Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.' (James, on Bob)


'Close proximity to animals does wonders for your mental health. Close proximity to this book will do wonders for it, too.' (Daily Mail)

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.

Biographical Notes

James Bowen is the author of the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED 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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Bowen writes with compelling, brutal honesty. Ranging from heartbreakingly sad to laugh-out-loud funny, The World According To Bob is a life-affirming story of sheer human strength in the face of adversity. — Daily Express
The second installment from one of north London's most loved double acts ... The long-awaited sequel picks up where the first book left off, telling the story of what happened to this odd couple of cool cats after their initial success. — Evening Standard
Close proximity to animals does wonders for your mental health. Close proximity to this book will do wonders for it, too. — Daily Mail
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