Friday, 4 May 2012

A Street Cat Named Bob - the book

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Hi folks! Today is the first of our Friday book reviews.  Some will be new books, some older ones that I want to bring to the attention of new readers!  There will be a review, with details about publisher and editions at the bottom of the review.  Ok let's go.....

A Street Cat Named Bob - Hodder and Stoughton

This is a good book. Not only is it a great story about how an handsome ginger tom finds a loving home, it's a story about a life tuned around with love and hope. In the book James has already travelled a long journey into darkness, he recounts this concisely, and with honesty, as part of his tale.  It allows us to see where James came from and just how great the impact of Bob would be on his life.

We see the effect Bob makes on James and his busking (street performance) in Covent Garden, London; their daily life and times in the capital, their struggles and their triumphs.  We can all relate to 'The Longest Night' where Bob goes missing and James realises just how terrible this loss might be - and the moment when James realises he is strong enough to go 'clean' with Bob by his side.

This is an heartwarming, clear-eyed and honest tale about how a cat turned around a life that was going nowhere, and gave it focus and hope. Whatever James and Bob do now - I wish them a safe, happy and peaceful life.

New Zealand link here
British link here
Amazon US link here
Available on Kobo
Available on Kindle at Amazon link


  1. Sounds like a good book. I told M to get that one,

  2. Anonymous05 May, 2012

    Dash i like the way you write! very fresh. I think mama like this.