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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

Another Year Over...

January 3, 2021  |  No comment

Another Year Over... This is the time of year when I write a review of everything I have achieved in the last twelve months.  I’m not going to concentrate on the difficulties we have all had and the challenges we have faced with the pandemic because these have all been well documented. Instead I shall deal with my own personal positives, starting with the publishing of my two historical novels about Coleridge , which were published by Blue Poppy Publishing in March. These two novels were quite a departure for me, I have never written historical fiction before but I like to write...
Book Review: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
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