Francis Leslie Ashton
|Francis Leslie Ashton|
24 June 1904|
Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire
Francis Leslie Ashton (24 June 1904 – July 1994) was a British writer known for her 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.
- 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).
- Ashton died in Ely, Cambridgeshire in July 1994 aged 90 years.
- Clute, John (1993). "Ashton, Francis Leslie". In John Clute and Peter Nicholls. Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2nd ed.). St. Martin's Press. p. 55. ISBN 0-312-09618-6.
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