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Toynbee, Polly

Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1946-    ) UK investigative journalist and author; she is of the fourth generation of Toynbees to be involved in literature. Leftovers (1966) depicts with feeble verve the mixed destinies of a group of youths, survivors of a poisonous gas (see Poison) which has destroyed the rest of humanity. [JC]

Mary Louisa Toynbee

born Ventnor, Isle of Wight: 27 December 1946

works (selected)

  • Leftovers (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1966) [hb/Stephen Dwoskin]


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