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

The Mysterious Mr.Mitchell

October 18, 2017  |  No comment

The Mysterious Mr.Mitchell  Slade House was the first book I read  by David Mitchell. Not at all my usual genre I nonetheless found it refreshingly different and I loved the idea of a house that wasn’t there in the centre of London and the mysterious people who inhabited it. Compared to his others, this is quite short novel but it largely keeps to the same main protagonists and it is easy for the reader to understand quite quickly what was going on. It was eerie and spooky and I would recommend it to anyone. So having read reviews of some of his novels on Amazon I bought The Bone Clocks...
The Life and Travels of a 20th Century Engineer
The life and Travels of a 20th Century Engineer My...

Review of Poppy's Seed in the Wellington Edge magazine

Book Review: City of Friends by Joanna Trollope
Book Review City of Friends Joanna Trollope I wouldn't...