From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dod, Charles Roger, journalist and writer, was born 8th May 1793, at Drumlease, County of Leitrim. He was educated for the Irish Bar, but developed a taste for literature, and settled in London as a journalist. He was specially noted as a ready writer, often preparing biographical sketches at three hours' notice. For twenty-three years the Times had the benefit of his services. He projected and established those invaluable compilations, the Parliamentary Companion, and the Peerage and Baronetage. Mr. Dod died 21st February 1855, aged 61.
7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.
39. Biographical Dictionary, Imperial: Edited by John F. Waller. 3 vols. London, N.D.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
A touching story for the genuine booklover, written by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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