Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE
(1884-1969)

Died aged c. 85

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, DBE (/ˈkʌmptən/; 5 June 1884 – 27 August 1969) was an English novelist, published (in the original hardback editions) as I. Compton-Burnett. She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son. Her work consists mostly of dialogue and focuses on family life among the late-Victorian or Edwardian upper middle class. Manservant and Maidservant (1947) is considered one of her best works.

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Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1969 novelist lived here 1934-1969

Braemar Mansions , 95 Cornwall Gardens, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1934-1969)

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett novelist lived here 1897 to 1915

The Drive, Hove, United Kingdom where they lived