Okay so I totally got to meet one of my FAVOURITE authors a little while back. James Bowen, the writer of the true story about himself and his cat called A STREET CAT NAMES BOB.
This book is fantastic and is really inspiring. I got this book after a friend was reading it so I went out and bought it knowing I love a good story about animals and cats although this isn’t just about a cat its about a guy James Bowen and his fight against getting of the streets and becoming clean of drugs in order to help his new family member a handsome ginger tom named Bob.
This book really brought a new viewpoint to people living not he streets around the uk (which is where I live), knowing that some people really do try and do their best and knowing that there is hope. Since reading this book I really do think twice when coming to someone homeless on the streets, helping with food or helping a big issue seller.
I got to meet James and Bob at a book signing at my local WHSMITH shop where I live, just after the release of the film (which is also AMAZING – GO WATCH NOW!)
He was a genuine nice guy who really works hard at making a good life for as many people as possible! Whilst I was waiting in cue to meet him a young girl in front asked him to sign a calendar from the film, and he was very happy to do this, but he also turned to her birthday and signed there with a birthday message – I thought this was so kind, he was probably tired from all the scribbling in books all evening anyway that he took the time to write a birthday message as well.
I took a few books, I wanted my original copy signed but I also asked if I could have a book signed for my aunt who is a massive fan of the books also and I also asked if I could get one for my sister who hasn’t yet read the books but she loved the film, just like me and he did them all and having a chat and some photographs with me as well!
I suggest EVERYONE go now buy this book and read it! It really is an inspiring book with an amazing story and strength!!!!!!