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The Lost Lights of St Kilda

(2020)
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE RNA HISTORICAL ROMANCE AWARD 2021*

*LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2020*


'Desperately romantic, lyrically written and with a fascinating plot' Katie Fforde


Chrissie Gillies comes from the last ever community to live on the beautiful, isolated Scottish island of St Kilda. Evacuated in 1930, she will never forget her life there, nor the man she loved and lost who visited one fateful summer a few years before.

Fred Lawson has been captured, beaten and imprisoned in Nazi-controlled France. Making a desperate escape across occupied territory, one thought sustains him: find Chrissie, the woman he should never have left behind on that desolate, glorious isle.

The Lost Lights of St Kilda is a sweeping love story that crosses oceans and decades, and a testament to the extraordinary power of hope in the darkest of times.

'A gorgeous, melancholy love story.' The Times

'An undeniably haunting love story.' Sunday Times

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"Such an atmospheric read and very moving. Two pieces of forgotten history woven immaculately." - Lorna Cook

"A glorious novel. You won't be able to put it down for a minute." - Suellen Dainty

"Desperately romantic, lyrically written and with a fascinating plot." - Katie Fforde

"This is not only a love story between two people, but also between an island and its inhabitants. Richly detailed and evocative, the novel shines a light on the fascinating history of St Kilda, and the last community to call it home." - Kat Gordon

"I loved this book. Beautifully written and descriptive... The twisted threads weave an engaging plot which takes us on a trail of human courage and measures the cost of betrayal. Set in the last poignant years of life on remote St Kilda and in war-torn Europe, it paints both worlds with a vividness that is wholly convincing." - Sarah Maine

"The characters are exquisitely drawn, and the slowly emerging love story rings entirely true. This is one of the best novels I've read in a long while, a real jewel." - Gill Paul

"A moving story simply and beautifully told." - Tim Pears

"The wild beauty and intense isolation of the Scottish island of St Kilda is vividly realised... As gorgeously written as it's quietly devastating." - Kate Riordan

"A compelling love story set against the dramatic backdrops of a remote Scottish island and war-torn France. As beautiful and haunting as St Kilda itself, this is a book that will stay with me for a long time." - Gill Thompson

"A beautifully written and heart-rending story of love, loss and redemption." - Sophia Tobin


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March 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN: 1-78649-971-1 / 978-1-78649-971-4 (UK edition)
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October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda: *SHORTLISTED FOR THE RNA HISTORICAL ROMANCE AWARD 2021*
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN: 1-78649-905-3 / 978-1-78649-905-9 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN: 1-78649-907-X / 978-1-78649-907-3 (UK edition)
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November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN: 1-66652-727-0 / 978-1-66652-727-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
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ISBN: 1-66652-678-9 / 978-1-66652-678-3 (USA edition)
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November 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
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March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Lights of St Kilda: *SHORTLISTED FOR THE RNA HISTORICAL ROMANCE AWARD 2021*
Author(s): Elisabeth Gifford
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU