Cosmo Hamilton biography

Cosmo Hamilton

Novelist, Film story contributor

1870 – 1942


Who was Cosmo Hamilton?

Cosmo Hamilton, born Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, was an English playwright and novelist.

Hamilton was born in Norwood. He took his mother's maiden name when he began to write. Hamilton was married twice: First to Beryl Faber, née Beryl Crossley Smith, the sister of C. Aubrey Smith, who died in 1912, and then to Julia Bolton, the former wife of playwright Guy Bolton. He was the brother of writers A. Hamilton Gibbs and Sir Philip Gibbs.

His London musicals include The Catch of the Season, The Belle of Mayfair, The Beauty of Bath. He then wrote a number of Broadway shows, and many screenplays. He died, aged 72, in Guildford, England.

Hamilton wrote dozens of novels, averaging a novel per year most of his adult life. His novels include:

Plain brown

A plea for the younger generation

The door that has no key

The Miracle of Love

The Sins of the Children

Two kings and other romances

Who cares? a story of adolescence ISBN 978-1-4069-2525-8

The Rustle of Silk

His Majesty, the King: A Romantic Love Chase of the Seventeenth Century ISBN 978-0-548-02418-8

During the First World War Hamilton was a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service.


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Apr 29, 1870
Also known as
  • Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs
  • England
Oct 14, 1942

on July 23, 2013

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