James Bowen - Author

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James Bowen is a street musician in London. He found Bob the cat in 2007 and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

Featured books by James Bowen

A Gift from Bob

A Gift from Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According To Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story from their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

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

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

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

'Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was 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.

Where in the World is Bob?

Where in the World is Bob?

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Fans of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB will love this hilarious illustrated book of Bob and his best friend James Bowen on their round-the-world journey. Find Street Cat Bob and his friend James hidden in the illustrations of all the countries they visit. Look for Bob at a cat temple in Japan or on safari in South Africa, as well as other world destinations in this perfect gift for any of his fans.

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Other books by James Bowen

The Little Book of Bob

The Little Book of Bob

Author: James Bowen, Garry Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

'One thing I've known about Bob from the very beginning is that he possesses a wisdom that is unusual, even in cats. In the decade since we met he's grown even wiser in my eyes. This book is a collection of the insights I've gained during my years with Bob.' In the spring of 2007, busker James Bowen came across an injured ginger tom cat in the hallway of his shelter in north London. What he didn't know was that this would be the start of a friendship that would turn both their lives around, and lead to A Street Cat Named Bob, the international bestseller that tells the story of their friendship. The Little Book of Bob is a collection of the wisdom James has learnt from Bob throughout the years, as they go through thick and thin together. From the power of friendship to staying calm and finding the joys in a simple life, let Bob be your guide on how to navigate the ins and outs of life like a wise street cat.

The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline A history of scientific investigation from 1600 to the Anthropocene Epoch

The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline A history of scientific investigation from 1600 to the Anthropocene Epoch

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2016

On 4 June 1629, the Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company Fleet, was wrecked on her maiden voyage in a seemingly empty expanse of the Indian Ocean. The question how did this happen? led to 300 years of investigation by those curious to solve the enigma: what are corals and how are coral reefs formed?. Relying heavily on primary source material Part 1 traces the sequential evolution of scientific thought and practice as the author explores the way this evolution is reflected in the search for understanding corals. At each stage, answers lead to fresh questions that challenge investigators to solve the riddle and new branches of science emerge. Then, with the first enigma finally understood, a new enigma arose. Why are Reefs dying? Part 2 traces the range of problems that have emerged in the past 50 years as marine, ecological, reef and climate scientists attempt to put the pieces of the jigsaw together. Is there a new canary in the coal mine warning of the fate of the world as we know it if man's impact on his environment continues unchecked?.

A Street Cat Named Bob How one man and his cat found hope on the streets

A Street Cat Named Bob How one man and his cat found hope on the streets

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

'[Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington.' (Evening Standard) The uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets of Covent Garden and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway. When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Lumea vazuta de Bob

Lumea vazuta de Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2016

In Lumea vazuta de Bob, James Bowen continua povestea aventurilor sale alaturi de motanul Bob pe strazile Londrei. Fie ca e vanzator al revistei The Big Issue, fie ca se intoarce la vechea sa indeletnicire, aceea de cantaret ambulant in Covent Garden, James este insotit pretutindeni de motanul roscat, care nu doar il ajuta sa isi refaca viata, ci il si salveaza din situatii periculoase. Incetul cu incetul, omul si motanul din statia de metrou Angel si din Covent Garden devin un fel de celebritati locale, apar in ziare, se intalnesc cu primarul Londrei sau cu Paul McCartney, dar viata lor ramane in continuare grea, apasatoare si plina de riscuri. Legatura stransa dintre cei doi, toanele si temerile fiecaruia dintre ei, primejdiile prin care trec, dar si turnura radicala pe care o ia destinul lor dupa intalnirea cu o agenta literara sunt relatate cand cu duiosie, cand cu un umor cuceritor, iar istoria acestei prietenii a devenit o sursa de inspiratie pentru nenumarati cititori din intreaga lume.

A Gift from Bob How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

A Gift from Bob How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Street Cat Bob and James, stars of bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob that touched millions around the world, spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together in a new adventure. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

Bob to the Rescue An Illustrated Picture Book

Bob to the Rescue An Illustrated Picture Book

Author: James Bowen, Garry Jenkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

This is a fully-illustrated, 32-page picture book for children by the authors of a street cat named Bob. When Bob finds a lost little puppy in the park, he remembers what it's like to be homeless and hungry so he does all he can to help his new friend. It is perfect for younger fans of Bob the cat and James Bowen.

The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline A history of scientific investigation from 1600 to the Anthropocene Epoch

The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline A history of scientific investigation from 1600 to the Anthropocene Epoch

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2015

On 4 June 1629, the Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company Fleet, was wrecked on her maiden voyage in a seemingly empty expanse of the Indian Ocean. The question how did this happen? led to 300 years of investigation by those curious to solve the enigma: what are corals and how are coral reefs formed?. Relying heavily on primary source material Part 1 traces the sequential evolution of scientific thought and practice as the author explores the way this evolution is reflected in the search for understanding corals. At each stage, answers lead to fresh questions that challenge investigators to solve the riddle and new branches of science emerge. Then, with the first enigma finally understood, a new enigma arose. Why are Reefs dying? Part 2 traces the range of problems that have emerged in the past 50 years as marine, ecological, reef and climate scientists attempt to put the pieces of the jigsaw together. Is there a new canary in the coal mine warning of the fate of the world as we know it if man's impact on his environment continues unchecked?.

A Gift from Bob

A Gift from Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According To Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story from their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.

For the Love of Bob

For the Love of Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

From best friends James Bowen and street cat Bob, stars of the number one bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, comes a special edition of The World According to Bob for children aged 11 and above. Best friends James Bowen and street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in BOB: NO ORDINARY CAT James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way in the world. Along with the adventures and the fun there have been tough times too, but through moments of real danger and sometimes illness Bob has always been there as James' protector and guardian angel. FOR THE LOVE OF BOB is the is the incredible story of James and Bob's life-saving friendship, and the lessons James has learnt from his street-wise cat.

My Name is Bob An Illustrated Picture Book

My Name is Bob An Illustrated Picture Book

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

This is an illustrated children's picture book prequel to the worldwide bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob - perfect for very young fans. It is a moving and uplifting tale about one cat in search of a friend that will melt your heart. [Bob] has entranced London like no feline since the days of Dick Whittington . (Evening Standard).

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

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

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

'Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was 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.

Where in the World is Bob?

Where in the World is Bob?

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Fans of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB will love this hilarious illustrated book of Bob and his best friend James Bowen on their round-the-world journey. Find Street Cat Bob and his friend James hidden in the illustrations of all the countries they visit. Look for Bob at a cat temple in Japan or on safari in South Africa, as well as other world destinations in this perfect gift for any of his fans.

Bob No Ordinary Cat

Bob No Ordinary Cat

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

The phenomenal bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob, featuring best friends James and street cat Bob, now available as a special edition for children aged 11 and above. 'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.' James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true 'tail' of love and friendship to make you smile! Please note contains some drug references.

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

Author: James Bowen Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

A History of Western Education Ancient World: Orient and Mediterranean 2000 B.C. - A.D. 1054

A History of Western Education Ancient World: Orient and Mediterranean 2000 B.C. - A.D. 1054

Author: James Bowen Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2003

Routledge is once more making available James Bowen's classic A History of Western Education, originally published by Methuen in the 1970s.

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