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.

Read More

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...        

Read More


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.

Read More

Interview on 10Radio's Talking Books programme

Recent Blogs

Tuscany in October

November 6, 2016  |  No comment

  Tuscany in October   We usually take a late summer break in September but we left it too late to book it thus year and found there were no flights available. For many years we have been going to Majorca at this time of the year but this year we thought we would try somewhere different. We last went to Tuscany in 1993 when the children were teenagers. We took the ferry to Calais and drove down, taking three overnight stops, which seems amazingly intrepid to us nowadays, but at the time seemed quite normal. We had driven down to the Dordogne several times and this wasn’t...
Not Boyd's Best
Not Boyd’s Best Book review Sweet Caress by William...

Where the heart is...
Where the heart is….. Sometimes I see myself back...

Coleridge in Love
Coleridge in Love Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, literary...