WILSON’S TALES OF THE BORDERS, Revival Edition Volume 3. Published by the Wilson’s Tales Project. £8.50. Softback.

These Tales were a 19th century publishing sensation rarely out of print for over 100 years. They started as a weekly feature in the Berwick Advertiser, edited by John Mackay Wilson, His first Border Tale, ‘The Vacant Chair’, whose characters get unwittingly caught-up in the Napoleonic wars appeared in 1834. Further original stories were contributed over the next six years by many different authors.
In this third volume of the Revival Edition, community involvement in rediscovering these historic stories has been widened and as in past volumes, local writers have retold selected Tales in more modern style, with accompanying essays on their historic context.