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A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

And How He Saved My Life

James Bowen

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

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The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Now a major motion picture, this instant classic is an international sensation. It made the New York Times bestseller list, was on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks, and is currently being published in 30 different countries around the world. James and Bob now have more than 500,000 Facebook followers!

The film’s all-star cast includes Luke Treadway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), and Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias).

For more James and Bob, please follow the pair on Twitter @StreetCatBob; “like” the “A Streetcat Named Bob” Facebook page; visit the Around the World in 80 Bobs blog at streetcatbob.blogspot.com; and watch videos of James and Bob on their YouTube channel Street Cat Bob. The movie trailer can be viewed at https://youtu.be/arcBKWZMW1I.

EXCERPT

Chapter 1

Fellow Travellers

There's an old adage I read somewhere. It says each of us is given second chances every day of our lives. They are there for the taking, it's just that we don't usually take them.

I spent a significant...

Reviews

Praise for A Street Cat Named Bob

“Stellar...A beautiful, never maudlin story of second chances for both man and beast and a poignant testimony to how much caring for someone -- or some feline -- can give you renewed direction where you're down and out. Understandably, this was a best-seller in England.” —Booklist (starred)

“A rich, moving story of the link between a street-wise cat and a man who earns his living on the streets—perfect for cat lovers.” —Kirkus

“Move over, Marley. A stray cat from north London could be heading for the lap of luxury as the cinema's next box office pet sensation.” —The Times (UK)

“A simple, sweet and ridiculously heartwarming story.” —The Huffington Post

“A book with the strong ingredients that made Marley and Me and Dewey big successes…A warm and poignant memoir.” —The Guardian (UK)

A Street Cat Named Bob has sold over 350,000 copies in the UK, and has been published in 25 languages.” —The Independent (UK)

“An instantly bestselling memoir that, besides its heartwarming tale of their friendship, offers an insight into the injustice of life on the streets.” —The Times (UK)

“Fans . . . queued around the block at James and Bob's first signing. The purrfectly behaved Bob signed an impressive 180 books in just two hours.” —Bookseller (UK)

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About the author

James Bowen

JAMES BOWEN was a street musician in London who found Bob the Cat in spring 2007 and the pair, now famous around the world, has been inseparable ever since. As their book climbed bestseller lists in many countries and their fame skyrocketed, Bob began to receive hand-knitted scarves from all over the world. He can do a great high five and remains a modest fellow despite the glory that has been heaped upon him.

James Bowen