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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910021132
RRP: £8.99
PAGES: 256
PUBLICATION DATE: July 1, 2014

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The Guga Stone: Lies, Legends and Lunacies from St Kilda

By (author) Donald S. Murray; Illustrated by Douglas Robertson

In 1930, the last inhabitants of the isle of St Kilda were evacuated to the mainland. Shortly afterwards, following several acts of vandalism by local fishermen, Calum MacKinnon was sent back to the island to guard against further damage. Alone on the deserted island, he begins to re-imagine the conversations and stories from his years in the island port of Village Bay. He also recalls some of the experiences of its people in exile on the mainland, showing their difficulties in adjusting to a new way of life, and a diet no longer based mainly on seabirds. The vivid prose is interspersed with poetry and illustrations, creating a colourful and insightful ficionalisation of life on remote St Kilda.

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This is a wonderfully eclectic collection of poems and prose by a gifted Scottish writer THE GUARDIAN

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