- About the Author
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I remember waking that first morning. Anthony had gone to the dentist and I had an hour to get ready for my Wednesday exercise class. Everything was still in boxes and I knelt on the floor amongst the towering stacks to do my make-up, my eyes drawn every so often to the garden outside. Early morning mist hung over the trees. The grass was heavy with dew. Birdsong filled the air. Woodland birdsong is quite...
It’s said to be right up there with death and divorce: the stress of moving house. Our house has been on the market for three and a half years. “It’s a bad time to sell.” Everyone says, shaking their heads. And with the benefit of hindsight we realise we should have gone on the market five years previously. Or even earlier. The children left home years ago. Except for Christmastime, three bedrooms stand empty and forlorn. Well, maybe not quite empty. Your children may leave home but their stuff will stay with you….”
Bethany Askew is the author of five novels:
The Time Before, The World Within, Out of Step, Counting the Days and Poppy’s Seed.
She has also written a short story, The Night of the Storm, and she writes poetry.
Future projects include a new short story, this one for the young adult market, and another full-length novel.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, music, theatre, walking, Pilates, dancing and voluntary work.
Bethany is married and lives in Somerset.