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Child of St Kilda

By: Waters, Beth Waters, Beth(Illustrated by)

Part of the Child's Play library series
1786281872 / 9781786281876
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31 cm 69 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colou
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Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacuated forever to the British mainland.

People had lived on these islands for over four thousand years, developing a thriving, tightly-knit society that knew nothing of crime or money, and took care of its weakest members without hesitation.

At the mercy of the seasons and the elements, a unique lifestyle evolved, based around resilience, mutual trust and caring.

What was it like to grow up in such harsh conditions?

Why and how did this ancient way of life suddenly cease in 1930?

Where did the islanders go, and what became of them? And what became of Norman John, child of St Kilda?


5AD Interest age: from c 4 years, YFY True stories (Children's / Teenage), YNH History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), YNM People & places (Children's / Teenage)

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