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

Alice and Carroll

February 22, 2015  |  No comment

Alice and Carroll I’ve never been a huge fan of the Alice books, finding them vaguely unsettling. Yet I know they’re hugely popular, a timeless ageless appeal I find hard to understand. The real story surrounding the author, Charles Dodgson, writing as Lewis Carroll, is equally mystifying. There are missing and expurgated diaries, enigmatic letters, hidden photographs. Even the man himself, Charles Dodgson, saw himself as a different persona to his alter ego Lewis Carroll. And the “real” Alice, Alice Liddell, didn’t like talking about him in later life. The Alice books would never...
Going for Gone Girl
Going for Gone Girl Review of “Gone Girl" by Gillian...

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf Am I the only one who doesn’t like Wolf...

Why I like to Write
I’ve always loved reading and been interested in what...