Child of St Kilda / Beth Waters.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Swindon : Child's Play (International) Ltd, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781786281876 (hbk.) :
For over 2000 years, the inhabitants of St Kilda maintained a thriving, tightly-knit community on one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - 'the island at the edge of the world'. Theirs was an isolated lifestyle completely dependent on the seasons and the elements for its survival. A lifestyle out of which developed a culture based on subsistence, resilience, mutual trust and caring. A culture that knew no crime, had no need of cash, and took care of its weakest members without question. This unique way of life came abruptly to an end in August 1930, when the now-depleted community of only 36 men, women and children begged the British Government to evacuate them to the mainland. Why did the islanders leave, and where did they go? What became of them?
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Series title: Child's play library
69 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 31 cm
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