Theodore Hook

Theodore Edward Hook

1788 (London) – 1841 (London)

Hook wrote the words for many of his father James’s songs and operas, the first libretto being at age sixteen. He also ghost-wrote Michael Kelly’s ‘Reminiscences’ (though his father is sometimes mistakenly credited). Hook breakfasted with Scott on a London visit — Scott seems to have been at least indirectly responsible for Hook’s editorship of a popular magazine, though this may have been the only time they met.