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

All Power to the new Poldark

March 22, 2015  |  No comment

    All Power to the new Poldark   We are of the generation that watched the original series and under its spell avidly read all the Winston Graham books. And what a series it was. Those were the days when we didn’t have video recorders and no one would dare miss an episode. We were all memorised by the moody Ross Poldark, the feisty Demelza, the scheming Warleggans, the family feuding and the struggle for survival.  It was a love story with a difference. As far as I was concerned nothing could come close to the original. When I read the books I saw Robin Ellis and Angharad...
Thrilled with this thriller
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Alice and Carroll
Alice and Carroll I’ve never been a huge fan of the Alice...

Going for Gone Girl
Going for Gone Girl Review of “Gone Girl" by Gillian...