Talk:Compton Mackenzie

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Why is "Sir" part of the article's title? RedWolf 01:51, May 5, 2004 (UTC)

Books section[edit]

This section totally wrong. He published over 90 novels but not these two. Firstly, they were published 50 years before he was born and secondly, he was a novelist not an education expert. I am moving them to William Lyon Mackenzie--JBellis 15:31, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Several references are made to a "programme" and an "interviewer," but no source is given. What program? ----Michael K. Smith 19:09, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

The 'source' appears to be a Scottish TV website here: [1] Is this a copyvio?--JBellis 20:03, 20 October 2005 (UTC)


There needs to be an explanation of why his surname was Mackenzie but his father's was Compton. JackofOz 06:49, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Interesting. If you look at the entry for Compton Makenzie's sister, Fay Compton, you'll see that she was christened Virginia Compton Mackenzie. She is, incidentally, described as "English". Does anyone know how Scottish the English born and educated Compton Mackenzie was? Millbanks (talk) 08:27, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Intelligence work[edit]

This needs to be much fuller. 'He served with British Intelligence in the Eastern Mediterranean during the First World War', yet 'in 1913 to 1920 he lived on Capri' - are these reconcilable? Was he an MI6 agent on Capri?

'Later publishing four books on his experiences' - wasn't he prosecuted under the Offcial Secrets Act for one of these books in a notable trial? The first edition was withdrawn and pulped, and the copyright deposit copy of it in the British Library is STILL (2010) secret. (talk) 22:10, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Broken DOI in citation[edit]

Regarding the cite in this edit, the DOI is currently broken (the JSTOR link works though), and I've tagged it as such. Since JSTOR still gives that DOI in the metadata for the article, I'm guessing this is a transient problem of some sort, and I've notified them of the issue. However, I'm just doing drive-by janitorial work here, so the regular editors on this article may want to keep it in mind and recheck at some point in the future to see if the DOI has been fixed. Once the issue is fixed, just remove the entire |doi-broken-date=… parameter and the DOI will again be linked to the article through the DOI resolver at --Xover (talk) 08:05, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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No mention of MacKenzie and the Shiant Islands. --MacRusgail 17:57, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:57, 7 November 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 12:08, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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