J M Barrie first edition find is a bit of a fairytale
An 1896 first edition of a book written by JM Barrie about his mother was discovered in a Dumfries charity shop.
And Oxfam decided that the Moat Brae Trust would be the best home for the biography of Margaret Ogilvy.
Staff at the shop handed the book to Lucy Brann of the trust last week.
It will now be included in a collection of important works by and about JM Barrie when the national centre for children’s literature and storytelling finally opens in Dumfries.
Trust marketing manager Catherine Caldwell said: “It was really nice when Oxfam contacted us and asked if we wanted the book. It’s lovely because JM Barrie’s mother was a huge influence in his life.
“It’s also timely as a new edition of this book has just been published by the JM Barrie Literacy Society which was launched on May 9 in Kirriemuir where he was born and where his mother lived.
“It’s a good quality book and means a lot to us.”
Delight Moat Brae Trust’s Lucy Brann with the book