Friday, 12 August 2011

Fabulous publishing news!

Bloggie friends!!

Amidst all the doom and gloom in the news was this flicker of light – a publishing sensation!

Bob the underground tube station cat and his bestest human friend James, have landed a brilliant publishing deal with big name publishers Hodder and Stoughton.

The book A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets of London will be out next year 2012 and chronicles how James nursed a stray injured kitty (he later called Bob) to health and how both have been inseparable since.

(source)

Bob comes with James everyday to help him sell The Big Issue (a magazine sold to enable homeless people to earn a legitimate income) outside Angel underground tube station.

Their story with lots of links, clips, pics may be found here.

Normally I feel most envious about publishing sensations reported in the news (I'm only human!) but this is one news item I really really love! I wish Bob and James - he has a doggy too - all the best for a bright and brilliant future!

Charlie says: I help you write your book once I find how to turn this machine on.

Have a great weekend!

44 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is a great story!
And you should write a book about Charlie. Make him even more famous!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a great story. I wish they luck also.

mshatch said...

what a great story and what a wonderful person to save that kitty. I wonder if we all heard more good news it might help perpetuate/create more good news?

LtR said...

Aw, I'm happy to hear about this too... it sounds like a really sweet story.

Repositório said...

Great weeken too, Charlie!

Susan Kane said...

Isn't it wonderful how reaching out to help a helpless cat has changed the man's life?!

Norma Beishir said...

Thanks for the link.

Hope Charlie gets a book, too.

Claudia Del Balso said...

What a heartwarming story! All the best to Bob and James! :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that story sounds like it would be fantastic! I want to read the book!

I bet Charlie will figure out how to turn that computer on real soon!

You have a great weekend too!
xoxo

MorningAJ said...

Excellent news. Good luck to them both.

Madeleine said...

Wow that sounds excellent.I want to rush over there and meet them both.

I hope Charlie finds the On switch soon LOL! :O)

Clarissa Draper said...

That's a great story and even better, maybe the man and his cat won't be homeless anymore!

Jane Gray said...

How lovely to read about Hope on the Streets of London, after we have all felt so much despair about the streets of London and elsewhere. A really heart-warming story that helps to offset some of the sadness we're all feeling at the moment. Congratulations to Bob (and James of course!).
As I write, the strains of a certain Ralph McTell song are dancing in my ears!
The Time Sculptor

Laila Knight said...

Congrats to author's success. Ah, another wonderful kitty. Have a great weekend! :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a fabulous, feel-good story! We wish Bob and James a wonderful, happy future!

And we wish you a wonderful and happy weekend!

Marg said...

Wow, that is a great story. I sure want to read that book. Jenn, I hope you will let us know when it comes out and where we can get it. What a wonderful story. Hope you have a super seek end.

Simon Kewin said...

Great stuff!

Al said...

Hmmm,
there is an Oz version of the big issue.
One of the vendours near my station has a bull terrier. It doesn't look nearly as friendly as Bob

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful story - it made Hannah and Lucy's whiskers turn up with their smiles. Will have to look out for their book when it is published.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Lydia K said...

I love happy stray kitten stories. Hooray for both of them!

Manzanita said...

Aawww.... I love stories like that. It was sweet of you to post it.
Psst Charlie.... Use your paw. It's the button on the top left.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Rene said...

That sounds like a great story! We hope you figure out how to turn that on, Charlie.

Brian said...

Hooray for Bob and for James for helping him! That is a wonderful story!

Moonwillow said...

That is one of the best stories that I have read in forever! I would so do something like that. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

What a heart-warming story! Love it :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Now this is wonderful news! Congrats to Bob the cat and James for beings so inspirational and helping the homeless...such a serious issue everywhere. The books sounds like it will be a best seller!

Theresa Milstein said...

What a lovely story! I wish him and his kitty success!

We have a paper like that in Cambridge, it's cleverly called "Spare Change".

Charlie, I hope you figure out how to turn on that computer to help Old Kitty get some writing done!

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely story that is and how brilliant that it will be published.. I love it.. Hugs GJ xx

The Golden Eagle said...

Wow. That's a wonderful story! :)

ABBY said...

OH Charlie
This is great news.
We are so glad that you shared it with us.
purrs
Abby

Len Lambert said...

Wow what an amazing story, Kitty! Thank you for sharing this !:)

Jayne said...

I read about this too and thought how lovely! I am also very impressed with Bob. Angel is such a busy station, busy roads outside... he must be a very placid cat!

William Kendall said...

Terrific story!

Travis Erwin said...

Love it!

Life 101 said...

Very cool. I'm intrigued by the little blurb you posted. I'll be watching for this one.

Life 101 said...

Very cool. I'm intrigued by the little blurb you posted. I'll be watching for this one.

notesfromnadir said...

What a wonderful story! Am looking forward to reading the book.

Patsy said...

I like this story so much better than the ones about celebrities getting very lucrative publishing deals.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Congratulations Bob and James! That is such a wonderful thing to hear! <3



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Deborah said...

I hope your having a great weekend too! That is a nice story. I just watched your video on that candy...that was too big to just melt. It's like when you find an typo in a book! LOL Good catch!!
Stay safe, the news in England looks horrible.
xxoo
Deborah

Rafaela Lima said...

Hope you can find out as soon as possible! I can~t wait to read what you have to say! hahaha

xoxo

I am brazilian but you can read MIGUEL´s blog in english!

XOXO

The Chair Speaks said...

Oooo, this is great news!

Ellie Garratt said...

Wow. Good things really do happen to those who deserve it. Makes me come over all tearful.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a story! Thanks for sharing it or we wouldn't have heard of it.