BOOKS

The Lost Lights of St Kilda

Elisabeth Gifford

RRP: £12.99

5 March 2020

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786499714

RRP: £4.99

5 March 2020

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786499066

‘Desperately romantic, lyrically written and with a fascinating plot.’ Katie Fforde

When Fred Lawson takes a summer job on St Kilda in 1927, little does he realise that he has joined the last community to ever live on that desolate, isolated island. Only three years later, St Kilda will be evacuated, the islanders near-dead from starvation. But for Fred, that summer is the bedrock of his whole life…

Chrissie Gillies is just nineteen when the researchers come to St Kilda. Hired as their cook, she can’t believe they would ever notice her, sophisticated and educated as they are. But she soon develops a cautious friendship with Fred, a friendship that cannot be allowed to develop into anything more…

Years later, to help deal with his hellish existence in a German prisoner of war camp, Fred tells the tale of the island and the woman he loved, but left behind. And Fred starts to wonder, where is Chrissie now? And does she ever think of him too?