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Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems
 

Novels

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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Poems

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



Book review: After the Party by Cressida Connolly

November 1, 2018  |  No comment

Book Review After the Party by Cressida Connellly I agree with the reviews that say, “I’ve never read anything like it.” From the very beginning this novel is different: written in a style that evokes a different time period. It takes a while to get used to this: the main protagonist, Phyllis, comes across as a cold character, with very few redeeming factors. In fact, this first impression doesn’t improve and is one of the main criticisms I have of this book: Phyllis lacks any real depth: her feelings for her husband, children and family are at all times cold and distant. We have no insight...
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Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years in Nether Stowey
Bringing Coleridge to Life: Three Extraordinary Years...