Mystery book sculptures fetch £50,000 at auction

A sculpture depicting Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure story, Treasure Island, fetched the most at £13,000.

JM Barrie’s Peter Pan sold for £12,000, while Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns went for £10,000, Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie fetched £9,000 and Lanark by Alasdair Gray was bought for £6,500.

Marc Lambert of the Scottish Book Trust said it was “thrilled” by how much had been raised through the “generous bids”.

The book sculptures were originally commissioned in 2012 by the Scottish Book Trust to mark the first ever Book Week Scotland.

The mysterious artist first came to the public’s attention when she secretly deposited her work around cultural venues in Edinburgh throughout 2011.

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