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

Wowed by Waters

April 3, 2015  |  No comment

  Wowed by Waters Book Review “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters This is one of those books that get under the skin of the characters in just a few lines, that you read just for the pleasure of the words. It moves at a leisurely pace yet it doesn’t feel slow. We get to know learn the characters gradually through brief yet incise thumbnail sketches. This for example: “His eyes were the blue of Cornish china, his fairish hair sat close to his scalp in tight little lamb-like curls.”  The atmosphere and the descriptions are just wonderful. The reader inhabits the world...
All Power to the new Poldark
    All Power to the new Poldark   We...

Thrilled with this thriller
Thrilled with this thriller Book Review “The Girl...

Alice and Carroll
Alice and Carroll I’ve never been a huge fan of the Alice...