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A street cat named Bob

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A street cat named Bob : and how he saved my life

Bowen, James, 1979-

New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.

viii, 279 pages ; 22 cm.

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When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

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ISBN:

978-1-25002946-1 (hardback)

ISBN:

978-1-25002946-1 (hardback)

ISBN:

9781250029478 (e-book)

LC Call No:

SF442.82.B68 A3 2013

Dewey Class No:

636.80092/9 B 23

Author:

Bowen, James, 1979-

Title:

A street cat named Bob : and how he saved my life / James Bowen.

Edition:

First U.S. edition.

Physical:

viii, 279 pages ; 22 cm.

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text rdacontent.

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia.

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier.

Notes:

"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

Summary:

When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.

Subject:

Bowen, James,--1979-

Subject:

Cats--England--London.

Subject:

Human-animal relationships.

Subject:

Cat owners--England--London--Biography.

Subject:

Homeless men--England--London--Biography.

Subject:

Street musicians--England--London--Biography.

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Review by Kathleen Szabo.
Charming story of how an animal can raise up a human being and change his life forever. The author was down on his luck, estranged from his family, trying to stay sober and eking out a living as a street musician on the mean streets of London when he met a cat. The cat was sick and wouldn't leave the front of the apartment. Taking pity on him Bowen took him to a clinic and then nursed him back to health. From that day forward the cat, now named Bob, never left his side. He accompanied him to his street gigs and charmed the passersby so much that the author's daily take rose substantially. Eventually, Bowen was able to pull himself out of poverty and Bob became a YouTube celebrity. This is a heartwarming story of how two lost souls found and pulled each other up. Read about their continuing adventures in The World According to Bob and in the children's book, My Name is Bob.


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