At the Circulating Library Author Information: George Ralph Fitzroy Cole
Author: George Ralph Fitzroy Cole (1849–1910)
Biography: Geroge Ralph Fitzroy Cole was born in 1849 in London, the son of George B. Cole. Little is known of his early life, but he did play cricket for Shropshire. He became a civil engineer and worked for several years in Peru (c. 1873–1875). He later used the experience to write several articles about Peru and the travelogue The Peruvians at Home (1884). Cole followed this with his only novel Dearly Bought (1888). In 1888, he married Emily Katherine Tollemache, the daughter of Arthur Lionel Tollemache, and the couple had three sons. He died in 1910 in London.
References: British Census (1881); Burke; Times (4 March 1910)
- Dearly Bought: A Romance Founded on Fact. 3 vol. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.