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Greek Memories by Sir Compton Mackenzie

Greek Memories

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Greek Memories by Sir Compton Mackenzie

Compton Mackenzie, celebrated writer of Whisky Galore and Sinister Street, then regarded as a literary giant and a noted man of letters. Mackenzie had also been MI6's man in Greece and Greek Memories contained assorted Secret Service documents and the real name of the first 'C'. Even though that particular Secret Service chief had died nine years earlier, Mackenzie was hauled before the courts and Greek Memories was banned from publication. Mackenzie subsequently published a heavily censored edition of Greek Memories, with the controversial material removed. The original has remained banned for the past 78 years. Now, for the first time ever, the original Greek Memories is available to buy in this country.


There is scarcely a page of Greek Memories that does not damage the foundation of secrecy upon which the Secret Service is built up.A SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE MEMO

About the Author

Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972) wrote over ninety books, including Sinister Street, Carnival, Vestal Fire, Extraordinary Women and Whisky Galore During the First World War he became Director of the Aegean Intelligence Service under the British Special Intelligence Service (later MI6).

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Publication date

6th October 2011


Sir Compton Mackenzie

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304 pages


Espionage & secret services



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