Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda (Paperback)

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For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Their society was viable, utopian even; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them money, disease and despotism. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786896100
ISBN-10: 1786896109
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English