Book of the Week

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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

Bookmark in Spalding has chosen A Gift From Bob by James Bowen as its book of the week.

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.

This is an expansion and lovingly narrated progress of James and Bob. His hard times and modest acceptance of success are heart-rending. Bob is delightful at the heart of the book. The progress of Belle adds to the old saying that, ‘Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling’. The story only enforces that sentiment. Christmas and continued hope shine throughout.

The book retails for £12.99 but Bookmark in Spalding is offering £2 off plus a 20 per cent discount with the voucher contained in the Spalding Guardian of October 23.