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

Baffled by Boyd

April 13, 2014  |  No comment

Baffled by Boyd Book Review of "Ordinary Thunderstorms" by William Boyd I always look forward to a William Boyd novel and have seldom been disappointed. This one starts in a similar way to “Waiting for Sunrise” with an introduction to our main protagonist as though we are seeing him for the first time in the street. This is a many stranded novel, however, and in addition to our main protagonist, we hear many other voices, see into lots of different people’s minds. I even wondered at one stage if it’s two (or more?) stories cobbled together. The book itself is a combination of industrial...
The Quantock Connection
The Quantock Connection   Last week we did our first...

Disappointed With Indiscretion
  Disappointed with Indiscretion Book review...

Back Online
Logging on to my website today I see it’s been over...