JM Wilson Book Available

The book is available from this link “Health and Home are Powerful Magnets”. An Exile returns to Berwick. by Mike Fraser BA (Hons) MSc MPhil John Mackay Wilson – the Writer of Tales of the Borders and Editor of the Berwick Advertiser 1832-1835

  Mike Fraser BA MSc MPhil Mike lives in Berwick upon Tweed and writes and lectures on Northumberland political history, including studies of Sir William Beveridge and Sir Charles Trevelyan. He now turns his attention to a native of Berwick and his writings. John Mackay Wilson (1804-1835) was the writer of Tales of the Borders and Editor of the Berwick Advertiser 1832-1835. At this turbulent stage in British history Wilson wrote his popular Tales, transformed the Advertiser and wrote controversial editorials on Grey, Peel, Wellington, the Great Reform Act, religion, trade unions, the Poor Law...
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Tales of Torment – & the Launch of Volume 5

October 18th 2018 The Wilsons Tales Project is proud to present… ‘Tales of Torment’  More stories from Berwick’s own 19th centurary literary sensation – Wilson’s Tales of the Borders – re-presented for the 21st century. The Domestic Griefs of Gustavus McIvor Think Taming of the Shrew, but whatever the poor fellow tries, his life just gets worse, in a new play by Alice Dobie Health and Home are powerful magnets Mike Fraser reveals new research on three years in which Wilson took charge of the Berwick Advertiser, launched his Tales – and died, tragically young Beans and Bacon A riotous epic poem of desperation, deception, gluttony and glory Volume 5 – Preview  Help launch the latest volume of stories, illustrations and backstories Tickets: £8 Venue: Baptist Church, Golden Square, Berwick-upon-Tweed Tickets are available to book at – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –...
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Volume 4 of our Revival Edition now available !

We are pleased to announce that Volume 4 of our Revival Edition of the tales is now available. 6 more original tales re-written and in one case re-imagined for a modern audience, together with companion pieces on their historic context and authenticity or otherwise. We are also delighted to include three new tales from young writers. The winning entries from last year’s Rotary/Berwick literary festival schools writing competition.   The Fourth chapter of Wilson’s own Biography is included too, seeing him return to Berwick to take up his position at The Berwick Advertiser.  We also include original illustrations and new ones contributed by Berwick artists and a special series of illustrations from Scottish Comic illustrator , Charles Nasmyth, together with photographs of some of the places and people associated...
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