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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444777572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444777574
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,332 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Such a good book, read it in 24 hours. He transforms the pain of his last life into a beautiful story of how someone forms a life changing account and life with a animal. How they meet under extraordinary circumstances and forge a life together. I live this book and the previous book. If you want a good book to read which is funny, happy and sad at the same time, then I ask you to buy this book
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Loved hearing the next chapter. So sad I've finished it. Good luck to James and Bob in their new adventures.
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Great follow-on book. Couldn't put it down and completed it in one sitting. Wish them both well for a long and healthy future together
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I read the first book and ordered this to get it as soon as it was out. I couldn't put ot down and loved reading more about Dr Bob and his antics not forgetting James too.
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