About the Author
J. Storer Clouston, OBE, the son of physician Sir Thomas Clouston, was from an old Orkney family. After being educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and Magdalen College, Oxford he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in London in 1895, but never practised as a lawyer. Soon after embarking on a career as a writer, he published one of his most popular novels, The Lunatic at Large. He was also a historian, author of a great history of Orkney, a founder member and second president of the Orkney Antiquarian Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His The Spy in Black was made into a successful film in the late 1930s.
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