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Island on the edge of the world : the story of St Kilda

Author: Charles Maclean
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2006, ©1972.
Series: Canongate classics, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Maclean
ISBN: 9781841957555 1841957550
OCLC Number: 123372915
Notes: Originally published: 1992.
Description: xii, 191 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Canongate classics, 42.
Other Titles: Story of St Kilda
Responsibility: Charles Maclean ; afterword by Margaret Buchanan.

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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 Read more...

 
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