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Bob was the feline companion of James, a recovering drug addict who for many years was a busker in the area. He wrote about his experiences in the 2012 book 'A Street Cat Named Bob', which was subsequently made into a successful film.
The work is situated on Islington Green, opposite the Waterstones bookshop where James wrote the book. Bob was sculpted by Mid Wales-based artist Tanya Russell.
Street Cat Bob
bronze, granite & oak
15th July 2021
at all times
granite bench inscription: He is my companion, my best friend / my teacher and my soulmate / And he will remain all of those things always; QR Code plaque: For more information about / Street Cat Bob / & Author James Bowen / Tribute Sculpture by Artist Tanya Russell; wood bench 1: Everybody Deserves a Second Chance; wood bench 2: Stronger Together – James and Bob Bowen