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True Story

Movies:

The Imitation Game (2014)

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.”

Director: Morten Tyldum.

Writers: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (based on the book “Alan Turing The Enigma” by).

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.”

Director: Mel Gibson.

Writers: Robert SchenkkanAndrew Knight.

Cast: Andrew Garfield.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat. Based on the international best selling book.”

Director: Roger Spottiswoode.

Writers: James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins (novel), Tim JohnMaria Nation.

Cast: Luke Treadaway.

A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020)

A struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.”

Director: Charles Martin Smith.

Writers: James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins.

Cast: Luke Treadaway.

Adult Books:

Kate QuinnThe Diamond Eye (2022)

World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.”

Nonfiction Books:

James BowenA Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets (2012)

Pitch:

The moving, uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life.”

Book Blurb:

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.”