Alec Waugh (1898–1981) was a prolific British novelist, the elder brother of the better-known Evelyn Waugh and son of Arthur Waugh, author, literary critic, and publisher. His first book was a semi-autobiographical novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), in which he dramatized his schooldays at Sherborne School. It created a scandal because it mentioned homosexual relationships between boys. It was also a best seller. Alec Waugh was also wrote nonfiction such as In Praise of Wine & Certain Noble Spirits (1959), an amusing and discursive guide to the major wine types, and Wines and Spirits, a 1968 book of the Time-Life series “Foods of the World.” In addition to his fame as a wine and spirits connoisseur, Waugh also merits a mention in the history of reggae music. His 1955 novel Island in the Sun became a successful movie adaptation and the Harry Belafonte title track is said to have provided inspiration as well as the name for the successful Island Records record label.