His­toric book on Burns was bought for £2

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY LUCINDA CAMERON

AN HIS­TORIC book on Robert Burns bought for £2 at a char­ity sale has been do­nated to a li­brary’s Burns col­lec­tion.

Au­thor Cassie Kennedy re­alised she found some­thing un­usual when she came across The Na­tional Burns by Rev­erend George Gil­fil­lan at a Samaritans book sale in Fife, Scot­land.

The book was first pub­lished in 1893, ap­proach­ing the an­niver­sary of the first cen­te­nary of the poet’s death in 1796.

The au­thor re­cently con­tacted the Muri­son Burns Col­lec­tion at Dun­fermline Carnegie Li­brary & Gal­leries and of­fered to do­nate the book to them.

She said: “I’m de­lighted that The Na­tional Burns has found its way home. I was im­me­di­ately drawn to the book and knew I had to buy it.

“I can’t be­lieve a £2 char­ity book has found its way into the Muri­son Burns col­lec­tion — it’s a story I’d write my­self.”

The book has not been val­ued but is said to be in good con­di­tion.

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