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

Moved by Moving

May 24, 2016  |  No comment

Moved by Moving Book Review of “Moving” by Jenny Eclair I picked this book up in Waterstones, attracted by the cover image and the title. I didn't immediately recognise the author’s name, it was my husband who reminded me that we’d seen Jenny Eclair on television. The moment I started it I was hooked. This is just the sort of book I love: insightful and thought-provoking and whilst it is basically about family life and relationships it has just the right amount of drama and a dash of mystery to keep you wanting to read more. In fact it is easily the best read I’ve had in years and less...
The house where I was born
The house where I was born I remember, I remember, The...

Now we are sixty....
  Now we are sixty....   It was my husband...

The Mockingbird, the Watchman and Harper Lee
The Mockingbird, the Watchman and Harper Lee I don’t...