Eric Linklater (1899-1974)
wrote scores of novels for adults and children. He also was a journalist in India,
commander of a wartime fortress in the Orkney Islands, and rector of Aberdeen University.
A tale of hilarity and great adventure, The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all, “life without freedom, ” as the valiant puma makes clear, “is a poor, poor thing.”