Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems


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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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

Bethany Askew interviewed on Talking Books with Suzie Grogan, "On Active Service in World War Two"

August 28, 2014  |  No comment

    Bethany Askew interviewed on 10 Radio's "Talking Books with Suzie Grogan" about her latest projects: "Counting the Days" and "On Active Service"   Click the link below to listen:   Talking Books with Suzie Grogan "On Active Service in World War Two"  
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