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Ingrey, Derek

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1929-1989) UK scriptwriter for television and film and author whose Post-Holocaust sf novel, Pig on a Lead (1963), describes the dead-end life of the last surviving humans in the UK – two men, who soon kill each other, and a boy Last Man figure, who survives in the company of a young Eve-figure (see Adam and Eve) and the eponymous pig. Told in a remarkable pot pourri of styles, the book makes effective use of many black-humour routines. [JC]

Derek Ingrey

born London: 12 April 1929

died Cambridgeshire: 1989

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