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Island of Wings

Island of Wings

Author(s): Karin Altenberg

Location(s): St Kilda

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1830

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1830. Neil and Lizzie MacKenzie, a newly married young couple, arrive at the remotest part of the British Isles: St Kilda. He is a minister determined to save the souls of the pagan inhabitants: his pregnant wife speaks no Gaelic and, when her husband is away, has only the waves and the cry of gulls for company.

As both find themselves tested to the limit in this harsh new environment, Lizzie soon discovers that marriage is as treacherous a country as the land that surrounds her.
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‘This lovely, haunting novel evokes the rough beauty of St Kilda … A story of faith and love’ The Times.

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