Historic book on Burns was bought for £2
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.