Child of St Kilda: Beth Waters


Grab your copy of Child of St Kilda for the young ones in your life to discover what it was like to be the last child on St Kilda, in this beautifully illustrated book.

Aimed at children, but enjoyed by everyone. 64 pages.

5 in stock


Shortlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020.

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?

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Weight690 g