Sir Compton MacKenzie

MacKenzie, Sir Compton, 1883–1972, English author, b. West Hartelpool, Durham, educated at Oxford. In Apr., 1923, he founded the Gramophone, a periodical devoted to reviewing recordings. A prolific and versatile writer, MacKenzie was particularly noted for his novels, which were often set in exotic locations. They include Carnival (1912), Sinister Street (1913), and On Moral Courage (1962). Among his nonfiction works is Mr. Roosevelt (1944).

See his autobiography, My Life and Times (10 vol., 1963–71); study by K. Young (1968).

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