<Embed>
  • RRP: £9.99
  • You Save: £1.00 (10%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda Paperback – 30 Mar 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£8.99
£6.11 £1.99
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda
  • +
  • The Truth About St. Kilda: An Islander's Memoir
  • +
  • The Lost Songs Of St Kilda
Total price: £33.39
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (30 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841957550
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841957555
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"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 fascinating book ... Charles Maclean is an excellent writer ... he describes the story of St Kilda with powerful compassion." (Magnus Magnusson)

"What the St Kildan story, as told by Maclean, did for me was to reawaken my awe at the strangeness of our world." (Will Self)

Synopsis

For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Its society was viable, even Utopian; but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and despotism. St Kildan culture gradually disintegrated and in 1930 the few remaining islanders asked to be evacuated.

See all Product description

24 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

17 January 2015
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
10 April 2009
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
9 September 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
11 January 2017
Verified Purchase
20 September 2017
Verified Purchase
2 April 2018
Verified Purchase
16 September 2015
Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: st kilda, books on scotland