Meet James Bowen, a homeless street musician, and his feline companion, Bob. When James meets Bob, he has no idea that his life would be transformed forever, and that their relationship will entice admirers from all over the world.
James had a difficult life in the past, as he battled drug addiction. Unfortunately, his family and friends abandoned him, and he was forced to live on the streets. He ate out of the trash and tried to make money by busking on the sidewalks.
Then he met Bob, the ginger street cat that arrived out of nowhere in his life. In the hallway of his apartment building, he discovered Bob. Despite his difficult circumstances, Jame couldn’t help this intelligent and ill cat.
He named the cat is Bob and decided to take care of Bob himself until Bob back to health. He spent lots of money bringing Bob to the vet so he could recover. After that, he sent the cat on his way to find a better home, but Bob kept coming back to him. At that moment, Jame knew that they are inseparable
James even starved himself to make sure his friend was fed and had medicine. Bob soon accompanied James when busking in the streets of London, and they became famous. People crowded around James and Bob, asking for photos.
After his Internet and media fame, Mary, a journalist, offers to write a book on James and Bob, and James accepts. When James’ book “A Street Cat Named Bob” became one of the best-selling novels in England for 52 weeks and sold in 26 countries across the world, it became a worldwide sensation.
In 2016, the director Roger Spottiswoode directed a film based on the book A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London on 3 November 2016 and won the Best Film award in the UK National Film Awards in 2017.
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