Saturday, 9 June 2012

A street cat named Bob by James Bowen

A simply told story of the changes that occur in the life of London street busker James Bowen,  ex heroin addict but still on a methadone programme, when he decides to help an injured ginger tom of unknown origins.

The story traces the changes in life for both of them as the recovered cat, now called Bob, entwines his way into more areas of James’ life and the effect that has on James and his lifestyle.

It also gives a cameo of life on the edge in London, the daily challenges for buskers and the world of street-based magazine sellers.

On one level it is a story of a man and a cat. On another it makes you think about the impact of a warm purring body and how the responsibility for another can affect the decisions that we make in life.

The subtitle says it all, How one man and his cat found hope on the streets. The two are now inseparable, spending all day together, and have gained a level of celebrity on the London streets . Bob and James are featured in several clips on Utube. Here is a link to one of them.

Readers who liked Cleo : how an uppity cat helped heal a family by Helen Brown and similar stories will enjoy this book.

Posted by LCH.

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A street cat named Bob by James Bowen

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