A new reprint of the moving Christmas tale, Holy Socks, is released today. It tells the story of a lost cat and the kindly man who saved it, seen through the eyes of a young girl, Christie.
One Christmas Eve, some years ago, a ginger kitten wandered along a street on the far side of town.
He was hungry, and cold and wet.
Bertie McGinty finds the kitten and christens him Holy Socks. Soon the pair are inseparable. Even after Bertie’s death, Holy Socks sticks by his master and takes up home in the church near his grave.
Captivated by Holy Socks as she sits in church, Christie calls out, ‘Can I keep the cat?’ Father John, by way of answer, tells everyone the story of Bertie and Socks.
With charming illustrations by Philip Webb, Dawn McMillan's story is a sweet tale for Christmas, with one irresistible cat at its heart.