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Compton Mackenzie
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Born in West Hartlepool, Cleveland and Teesside
Born on 17th of January 1883
Died on 30th of November 1972

Born 1883. Died 1972 - English writer.

Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. First novel The Passionate Elopement (1911). Director of Aegean Intelligence Service during WWI, described in Extremes Meet (1928). Founded record magazine, The Gramophone in 1923. Works included Sylvia Scarlett (1918), Aegean Memories (1940), Whiskey Galore (1947) and Rockets Galore (1957).

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