Theodore Edward Hook(1788-1841), Novelist and wit
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Writer and wit; noted for his ebullient personality and wayward lifestyle; procured post as accountant-general in Mauritius, 1813, but later imprisoned for mismanagement of funds; became editor of the anti-Radical John Bull, 1820, and enjoyed popular success for his novels collected as Sayings and Doings, 1826-29. His last years, in his own words, were spent 'done up in purse, in mind, and in body'.
- James Hook (father)