Clun is a small town in Shropshire. It takes its name from the River Clun, upon which it stands. Whence the river takes its name, no-one has yet been able to determine.
Though its most passionate admirers could not describe Clun as a busy or a thriving place, and though nobody of note appears to have been born in the town, or to have lived there*, it boasts close proximity to Clun Castle, a very romantic ruin; and Ashfair, the home of the famous magician Jonathan Strange, once stood not so very far off.
Unfortunately Ashfair vanished shortly after Strange entered the Eternal Darkness, which has perhaps reduced even further the slender claims of Clun to public notice.
*Editor's note: If, that is, we except Mrs Strange. She and her brother grew up there, as their late esteemed father was once the curate of St. Swithin's church - which is not exactly in Clun itself, but in the neighbouring village of Clunbury. It is fair to say Clunbury is even less exciting than Clun.