A school teacher for St Kilda 1886-87: George Murray

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George Murray was the school teacher on St Kilda from 1886-87. Throughout his time there he kept a diary and this has been quoted in many publications. However, until now, we have not had insight into the man himself.

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George Murray was the school teacher on St Kilda from 1886-87. Throughout his time there he kept a diary and this has been quoted in many publications. However, until now, we have not had insight into the man himself.

Now the St Kilda diary is reproduced in full from the original, just as it was written, and is a fascinating account of life in that unique and isolated archipelago. Here we have the full story of a courageous and honourable man. Included is an account taken from another diary he kept the year before going out to St Kilda, when he was a missionary and school teacher on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Complemented with a vivid account of modern life on St Kilda by Maureen Kerr, this book is a fascinating glimpse into how little life in these inaccessible islands has changed over the centuries.

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Weight330 g