St Kilda: A People's History (UK Edition)

October 31, 2020
St Kilda: A People's History (UK Edition)

St Kilda is the most romantic and most romanticised group ofislands in Europe.Soaring out of the North Atlantic Ocean like Atlantis come backto life, the islands have captured the imagination of the outsideworld for hundreds of years. Their inhabitants, Scottish Gaels wholived off the land, the sea and by birdcatching on high andprecipitous cliffs, were long considered to be the Noble Savages ofthe British Isles, living in a state of natural grace.St Kilda: A People's History explores and portrays thelife of the St Kildans from the Stone Age to 1930, when theremaining 36 islanders were evacuated to the Scottish mainland.Bestselling author Roger Hutchinson digs deep into the archives topaint a vivid picture of the life and death, work and play of asmall, proud and self-sufficient people in the first modern book tochart the history of the most remote islands in Britain.