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Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems
 

Novels

I like to write about  women's lives and relationships, and am particularly interested in women's position in society, their role as wives and mothers, and the effects of marriage and divorce on family life.


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Short stories

"The Night of the Storm" is the first short story I have written and was based, in true Mary Shelley style, on a dream I had one night. When I woke up I scribbled down the bare bones of it immediately before it disappeared from my mind...        

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Poems

Ideas for poetry pop into my mind at the most unlikely times: when I’m driving, or doing something boring like the housework, or just before I go to sleep at night, thinking over what has happened during the day.    


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Recent Blogs



Book Review Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

January 28, 2019  |  No comment

Book Review Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson   I have to admit to being a bit late discovering Kate Atkinson. I remember friends raving about “Life after Life” and “A God in Ruins” years ago but when I read the blurb and the reviews they never seemed to appeal to me. Finally, however, I read “A God in Ruins” and was absolutely taken by the style of writing: so brave, so clever, so different. I went on to read “life after Life” (yes, I know that was the wrong way round but it didn’t seem to matter) and was equally enthralled. I’ve never really read...
Another Year (nearly) Over....
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Book review: After the Party by Cressida Connolly
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Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years in Nether Stowey
Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years...