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A Cat's Tale

Eight years ago James Bowen was an unemployed, recovering drug addict, who was staying in sheltered accommodation and supplementing his state benefits by busking and selling a magazine whose profits go to its homeless vendors. But things changed dramatically after he took in an injured stray ginger tom cat. James' books about Bob the Street Cat have sold millions of copies, a film about them is being made and James now promotes animal welfare. He's been speaking to Weekend's Julian Worricker - appropriately on the streets of London - who asked him how Bob had changed his life?

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5 minutes