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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

Another Year (nearly) Over....

December 22, 2018  |  No comment

Another Year Over… As we approach the end of another year I wonder as ever where the old one went. Time goes faster as we grow older and in a world where we cram in as much as possible even when we’ve retired from full-time work, it goes more speedily than ever. So, looking back as always over the previous year, I find that I have achieved quite a lot. This time last year I had just finished writing my novel “I know you, don’t I?”. I spent the early months of 2019 submitting it to publishers and literary agents and in May I was thrilled to be accepted by a publisher.  In June...
Book review: After the Party by Cressida Connolly
Book Review After the Party by Cressida Connellly I...

Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years in Nether Stowey
Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years...

Getting the Break
Getting the Break It was January when I began submitting...