Island on the Edge of the World -

Island on the Edge of the World

The Story of St Kilda



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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 code: 9781786896100

ISBN 9781786896100
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS14
Series Canons
No. Of Pages 224
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Edition Main - Canons
A classic work of social history and a moving account of the destruction of a remote Scottish community.