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

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/03/2006
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For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Its society was viable, even Utopian; but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and despotism. St Kildan culture gradually disintegrated and in 1930 the few remaining islanders asked to be evacuated.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781841957555
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main


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A story like a marvellous pebble, wet from the sea, strange and comic like all things out of step with time, sad as the old songs the women sang, splendidly told... * * Sunday Times * *
A fascinating book ... Charles Maclean is an excellent writer ... he describes the story of St Kilda with powerful compassion. -- Magnus Magnusson
What the St Kildan story, as told by Maclean, did for me was to reawaken my awe at the strangeness of our world. -- Will Self

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