Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Col. Cuthbert Larking (1842–1910)
Biography: Cuthbert Larking was born in 1842, the son of John Wingfield Larking. He attended Cambridge then joined the army serving in the 13th Light Infantry, the 15th Hussars, and the 4th Royal West Kent Regiment. In 1864, he married Lady Adela Hare, daughter of the Earl of Listowel. The couple had five children. Larking served in a number of royal offices, including Equarry to the Duke of Connaught, Extra Equarry, and Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber to both Queen Victoria and King Edward. He wrote a travel book and three novels. He died in 1910.
References: Times (31 October 1910)