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English novelist and travel writer; brother of the writer Evelyn Waugh.
The October 1932 issue of The Home includes details of a recently announced 'engagement which aroused much interest...that of Miss Joan Chirnside, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Chirnside, Edrington, Berwick, [Victoria] to Mr Alec Waugh...the author of The Loom of Youth; he is a leading member of one of the most brilliant literary sets in London.' (appears in the Melbourne 'Personal and Social' column)