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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

Between Books

June 2, 2019  |  No comment

Between Books   Oh, it’s such a difficult thing being a writer. When you’re not actively involved in writing something, you miss it. There’s a lull between finishing one piece of work and starting another. Even if you have an idea for a new one, you can’t just rush into it. There’s a sort of mourning period where you have to get over your previous one. I’m sometimes asked when I know that a novel is finished. It’s pretty obvious that it’s not when you write the last word. There are many versions to follow: reads and re-reads, writes and re-writes. But there is a moment...
Book Review: Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French
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Book Review Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Book Review Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate...

Another Year (nearly) Over....
Another Year Over… As we approach the end of another...