Francis Leslie Ashton

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Francis Leslie Ashton
Born (1904-06-24)June 24, 1904
Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire
Died July 1994
Ely, Cambridgeshire

Francis Leslie Ashton (24 June 1904 – July 1994) was a British writer known for his first novel Breaking of the Seals in 1946 and a kind of sequel Alas, That Great City from 1948. The two novels concern disasters involving objects orbiting the Earth in prehistoric times. In 1952 he co-wrote Wrong Side of the Moon, which concerns space travel.

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  • Francis Leslie Ashton was born on 24 June 1904 in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire to Mary Alice and William Ashton. Ashton had two siblings, Elizabeth Bruce (1902-1994) and Stephen Thurstan Ashton (1907-1991).

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