Burns book boomerangs back

A WOMAN who donated a book of Burns poems to a charity shop as a child, rediscovered it in the shop where she works.

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Gemma Parr, 31, found her copy of Burns for Bairns – which aimed at children – while at work at Barnardos in Victoria Road in the South Side.

She was 10-years-old when she was given it as a birthday gift in 1991 by her aunt, when the family lived in Ayrshire.

Her mum gave away the book a couple of year's later, and Gemma had not seen it since.

She rediscovered the book just days ago.

Gemma said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw it.

"When I was clearing up the shop I saw it and thought, 'I had that as a child', and it had the inscription in it from my auntie."

Gemma has now bought to book back, to give to her daughter Xian, 12.

matty.sutton@eveningtimes.co.uk

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