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The Life and Death of St. Kilda: The moving story of a vanished island community
The Life and Death of St. Kilda: The moving story of a vanished island community
by Tom Steel
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Life and Death of St Kilda, 2 Jan 2003
Despite being classed as an educational read, which might put most people off I recommend this book! It talks about a society, enclosed on a archipelago of small islands. A society that had survived for centuries to be destroyed not by nature or by themselves but by mainland civilisation! The book tells their story and discusses in more detail the reason why the villagers were evacuated in the 1930's. The book has insets of pictures which provides a visible insight into the world and people you read about! There are also some informative maps at the front of the book. When reading the book, it allows you to be an invisible observer during the last few days of inhabitance on the island. It is a fascinating and touching read that leaves you asking the question, 'Is St Kilda a microcosm of the bigger world, does it's demise represent the fate of the world in general?'
Fantastic Book, Highly Recommended!


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