Compton Mackenzie

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Sir (Edward Montague) Compton Mackenzie, (18831972), was an English novelist. He wrote the novels The Passionate Elopement in 1911, Carnival in 1912, Sinister Street in 1913/1914, Extremes Meet in 1928, Whisky Galore in 1947, Rockets Galore in 1957 and autobiography My Life and Times between 1963 and 1971.

He served with British Intelligence during World War One. He was Tenant of Herm 19201923 and he shares many similarities to the central character in D. H. Lawrence's short story The Man who Loved Islands despite Lawrence saying 'the man is no more he then I am'. Mackenzie at first asked Secker, who published both authors, not to print the story and it was left out of one collection.

Bibliography

  • The Gentleman in Grey (1907)
  • The Passionate Elopement (1911)
  • Carnival (1912)
  • Sinister Street (1914)
  • Vestal Fire (1927)
  • Extraordinary Women (1928)
  • Gallipoli Memories (1929)
  • Athenian Memories (1931)
  • Greek Memories (1932)
  • The Monarch of the Glen (1941)
  • The Four Winds of Love (6 volumes 1937-45)
  • Whisky Galore! (1947)
  • The Rival Monster (1952)
  • Rockets Galore (1957)
  • Thin Ice (1956)
  • My Life and Times (1971)

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