Entry updated 13 June 2019. Tagged: Author.
(1902-1973) UK author of one 1930s detective novel with no element of the fantastic and of Escape to Berkshire (1961), set in a Post-Holocaust London after a nuclear war and an Invasion have destroyed English decencies; the tales uncertainly conveys echoes of H G Wells and John Wyndham at their grimmest, but ends in hope. [JC]
Hugh Cecil Asterley
born Bedford, Bedfordshire: 30 May 1902
died London: July 1973
- Escape to Berkshire (London: Pall Mall, 1961) [hb/Bailey]
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