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Compton Mackenzie – A County Durham Lad

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Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie was born on 17th January 1883 in West Hartlepool, County Durham, England. Often described as a prolific writer of fiction, Mackenzie was probably best known for two of his works; Whisky Galore & one of his highland novels, The Monarch of the Glen. Whisky Galore, written in 1947, was set amongst [...]

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Book Crossing

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