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

Bah! Humbug!

December 14, 2014  |  No comment

Bah! Humbug! I’ve always found Christmas a strain and every year I have a similar grumble to anyone who cares to listen: about the expense, the hassle, the busyness of the shops, the buying of unnecessary presents, the whole rigmarole actually. I’m not a religious person. Too many wars and too much strife seems to be caused by religion and when I look back in history it always seems to have been the same. So I have no religious reason to enjoy Christmas.  But the religion has long since gone out of Christmas. How rare it is to find a Christmas card with a nativity scene on. Much more common...
Book Review: Her by Harriet Lane
Book Review: Her by Harriet Lane   I read...

A Sense of Achievement
A Sense of Achievement I can’t believe it’s three...

Bethany Askew interviewed on Talking Books with Suzie Grogan, "On Active Service in World War Two"
    Bethany Askew interviewed on 10 Radio's...