Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Thomas Auriol Robinson (1835–1910)
Biography: Thomas Auriol Robinson was born in 1835 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, the second son of the Rev. Francis Edward Robinson and Sophia Elizabeth Rowden. He attended Winchester College and matriculated to Corpus Christi College but dropped out after a year. He then joined the Royal Artillery in 1855 and retired in 1861. An avid cricketer, he played for Winchester College, Hungerford Park, and Oxfordshire. During his long retirement, he lived in the London area and wrote just the single book, the novel Timothy Cripple (1873). The book made a minor stir with its depiction of Winchester. Later in life, in 1892, he married Violet Rebecca Davies and the couple had no children. He died in 1910 in London.
References: Alumni Oxonienses; British Census (1901); Times (2 December 1910)