The Life and Death of St. Kilda

In August 1930 the 36 last remaining inhabitants of St. Kilda (a tiny archipelago 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides,_Scotland) left for the mainland, bringing the end to an extraordinary way of life that may have persisted for 2000 years in near total isolation. This was the remotest community in Britain and its way of life is a fascinating testament to the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of an unpromising environment. Steel’s book was originally published in 1965 and has become a hugely loved document of the lives of the island and its people.




304 pages in HarperPress paperback edition

ISBN 978-0007438006

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