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Our Street
Compton Mackenzie
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Our Street

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published December 31st 1973 by New English Library (first published January 1st 1973)
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Now, I’m sure that this is a book that not many people have read lately. Written in 1932, it chronicles the visits of a boy to his aunts in central London, in the late eighteenth century. It spans several years, and is a gentle, nostalgic recounting of a time when there were still knife grinders wheeling their barrows with treadle and grindstone, crying hoarsely, ‘Any knives or scissors to grind?; when scruffy old men bent double under the weight of bulging sacks called out, equally hoarsely, ...more
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Compton Mackenzie was born into a theatrical family. His father, Edward Compton, was an actor and theatre company manager; his sister, Fay Compton, starred in many of James M. Barrie's plays, including Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. He was educated at St Paul's School and Magdalen College, Oxford where he obtained a degree in Modern History.

Mackenzie was married three times and aside
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