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Compton Mackenzie

Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE, was born into a theatrical family in 1883. A writer and Scottish nationalist, he published almost a hundred books across a range of different genres, including fiction, history, biography, literary criticism, satire, children's stories and poetry. He is perhaps best known for two comedies set in Scotland, Whisky Galore and The Monarch of the Glen. He died in 1972.