Read the Tales

Read the Tales

Where can I read the tales?

Hard Copies
Copies in Public Libraries are limited and often non-lending copies

As part of our programme to have editions of Wilson’s Tales more available, the Wilsons Tales project have  acquired a set of the W P Nimmo edition of the Tales and have made these available for the public.

We have also recently published two revival editions of the tales which contain a selection of tales that have been retold and reimagined, along with some background on the history of the piece. There is also a chapter a attempting to tell the tale of Wilson himself. The next revival edition is underway at the moment.

Copies can occasionally be found in 2nd Hand book shops, or on Ebay

On-line versions
A free iBook of all the tales can be found here

Kindle versions of all the volumes are available for free at


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  2. Today I purchase a red, hardcover copy of Tales of the Borders and of Scotland. OStamped on the back in Black lettering it says:
    Ward and Lock’s
    Royal Library
    Choice Books of Famous Authors

    There is no publishers date on it but it is very old. The owner of the bookshop said he believes that it may be around 1900. I was wondering if you may have any idea. If you like, I can take pictures of the front and back covers and send them to you. They are not like the ones you have. There are 26 stories in the book. There is not a volume number on it.It is in quite nice condition. I am very interested in finding out more about it.

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