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

You not for me

May 11, 2015  |  No comment

You not for me Book Review “The Book of You" by  Claire Kendal Yet another thriller, a genre I don’t normally read, but it caught my eye in Waterstones and I found myself fascinated by the blurb. This, coupled with the fact that I had enjoyed the thrillers I had read recently so much, made me decide to give this new book a try. It started out well. I liked the style, the easy way of writing, the way I felt I know the main protagonist right from the outset. We like her yet we can see she has faults. She is quite weak, easily led. So to begin with I raced through it, scarcely able to put it down,...
F.A.B for Thunderbirds!
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Wowed by Waters
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All Power to the new Poldark
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