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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat [Hardcover]

James Bowen
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Book Description

4 July 2013

'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 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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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444777556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444777550
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (826 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

James writes with searing honesty ... it is an un-put-down-able book. (The Daily Mews)

The ultimate 'feel good' tale of how very, very special the bond between a man and his cat can be. (Your Cat magazine)

The second instalment 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. It's another tale of friendship and the value of cats, complete with lovely illustrations. (Evening Standard)

Bowen writes with compelling, brutal honesty. How refreshing that he does not sugar-coat himself, his actions or the events he describes... The World According To Bob is an eye-opening and insightful look at what it can be like to live on the streets... After the hardships of his past, it's an incredibly emotional read. A modern-day urban happy ending beckons and as it turns out Bowen was right to hope... 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. It shows that sometimes you can find light in the darkest of places and friendship in the most unusual of creatures. By the time their story comes to a close, Bowen and Bob will have you reaching for a box of tissues. The tears may be streaming down your face and making a mess of your shirt but you'll be too happy to care. (Daily Express)

Demonstrates their remarkable bond, and how much joy a loving cat can bring (Yours magazine)

If you are a fan of the first book and want a slightly humorous look into the further adventures of the street cat then you'll definitely enjoy this book (Press Association)

Since becoming an internet sensation, followed by James' first autobiographical book, A Street Cat Named Bob - which shot to the top of the bestseller list in 2012 - Bob fans all over the world have been waiting with bated breath for the sequel... Despite giving an honest account of the hardship of life on the streets, The World According to Bob is often humorous... Ultimately, the journey of James and Bob underlines the impact that animals can have on our lives and the hope they can bring (Pet Focus - Winter 2013)

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The sequel to the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust - and happiness.

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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable and poignant read 14 July 2013
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I read 'A Street Cat Named Bob' in one sitting in April last year and was completely hooked. I've shared my 47-year life with cats (not owned - you never 'own' a cat) so I know how endearing, intelligent, independent yet therapeutic they can be. However, I have never met a cat anything like Bob.

Having enjoyed James' first book so much, I was delighted that a second one had been published but a little nervous that sequels can sometimes be disappointing. How wrong could I have been. This is even better. It's written with a lot more confidence, which James obviously is starting to have in himself and that is wonderful. Bob is still the amazing cat that will happily ride on public transport, walk around the city streets and fight off muggers yet still does cat things like bring in gifts of dead mice and live frogs.

I'm really starting to believe that there is 'Karma' but, in James' case, it may be backwards as what he and Bob are doing now for the Blue Cross and the homeless charities are the 'good deeds' that he initially thought he was rewarded for, but couldn't remember, was meeting Bob.

I'm a fan of 'The Big Issue' and my husband and I regularly buy from our local seller, yet I'm appalled at the treatment James received and reported in this book. The support you're still getting from him is honorable but get your act together!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James and Bob 4 July 2013
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I found this book excellent and just couldn't put it down. It is a very well written book with James telling it as it is. I would certainly recommend everyone read this book. I enjoyed the two previous books about James and Bob but this one is the best. I hope they continue writing more about their lives.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Best Seller 5 July 2013
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More heartwarming tales from James and Bob. Truthfully written, the reader is drawn into their journey from the streets to charity campaigning. An emotional and easy to read book that deserves to be successful. With love to both of you. xx
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still as sweet and inspiring 5 July 2013
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This second volume brings James and Bob's story up to the present day - and it's great to see how well they're both doing! Loved it
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James and Bob do it again! 5 July 2013
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The continuing tale of a man and his cat. James and Bob have continued where their last book finished. This book makes you laugh and cry. James tells us his story, warts and all and we learn more about the amazing 'Doctor' Bob. You will have to read the book to find out all that Bob gets up to and what an incredible cat he is. Well done to the both of you for another best seller. I am now waiting for the next book and the film.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read 6 July 2013
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A brilliant follow up to the first book I couldn't put the book down ,I have a cat named Meeka and reading your book made me laugh so much at bobs antics as Meeka is the same with her funny little ways ,well done to you both a true friendship indeed .
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the story continues 15 July 2013
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I loved the first book so much that I couldn't wait to get my hands on this follow-up. I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. This book sees where the other left us with more adventures as James and Bob progress along life's road.

Both James and Bob are adorable! I can't wait to get my hands on Book 3.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 July 2013
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Just as good as A Street Cat Named Bob.Really good.Could nt put it down.Good luck to bothJames and Bob long may they be together.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
If you love cats, as I do, then this book is a classic.
Published 17 hours ago by W Beck
5.0 out of 5 stars another Aaah story!
Brilliant read. Read the Street Cat called Bob last week and this one straight after. Really insightful read and couldn't put it down
Published 18 hours ago by Sallyhr
5.0 out of 5 stars A very heartwarming read
After having read James Bowen's first book, I was totally in awe of the extraordinary bond that had formed between one man and his wonderful cat, Bob and I was thrilled when "The... Read more
Published 1 day ago by D miles
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!!
Published 1 day ago by Gemma Liversidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Book
Great Great Book. Read It!
Published 2 days ago by Philip Bushell
5.0 out of 5 stars uplifting
Great book read in 2 sittings, roll on the next one.
Published 2 days ago by Amanda J Squires
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
A lovely easy read. Just a great story. Hope theres another book soon about this beautiful partnership between james and bob the cat
Published 2 days ago by kls
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opening book
I couldn't stop reading, such a moving story and now I look at my cats in a different way, they are such amazing creatures. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jennifer Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best books I ever read!
Published 3 days ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Great book. I have read the first Bob book and the second is as good. Given me an insight into how Big Issue sellers work and how the selling is managed. Bob is just fantastic.
Published 4 days ago by fiona igo
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