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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

2019 and all that...

December 31, 2019  |  No comment

2019 and all that...   So, it’s that time of year again, the time where I look back on my achievements for the last twelve months. Well, to start with, I notice I haven’t written a blog post for six months and the reason for this pretty much sums up my year and indeed the year before. Regular visitors to my website and friends will know that I suffer from a condition called Lupus. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an auto-immune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. Symptoms vary between people and may be mild to severe....
Did Coleridge have Lupus?
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE or Lupus is a chronic,...

Between Books
Between Books   Oh, it’s such a difficult...

Book Review: Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French
Book Review: Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French   This...