While Sophie Neville’s work in progress, ‘Makorongo’s War’, has won the Athanatos Writing Contest in the USA, news of the second edition of her filmography on ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ is hitting the press.
with features in the pipeline for The Westmorland Gazette and The Field.
News coverage of the marathon reading of ‘We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea’ on 21st October 2017 has been extensive with coverage on BBC News, BBC Radio Suffolk, and ITV local News when Griff Rhys Jones and Sophie Neville were both interviewed.
A 6-page feature in Classic Sailor magazine.
‘Sophie returns to the Lakes’ runs the headline with news of the Marathon Reading of Swallows and Amazons in the Mail with a picture gallery in the Westmorland Gazette
Sophie Neville with Radio 4’s reporter Caz Graham
News of Sophie’s books has also been covered by other regions:
‘Funnily Enough’ on the front cover of the Tavistock Times Gazette, after speaking at the Tavistock Festival 2017
The 1974 film of ‘Swallows & Amazons’ broadcast in Australia
Westmoreland Gazette – November
Lymington Times – October
East Anglian Daily Times – October
Speaking on Premier Radio – August
The Times Diary – August
Czech News Agency quoting Sophie Nevillova:
“Je třeba brát neustále v úvahu, že Vlaštovky jsou fiktivní hrdinové,” zdůrazňuje Sophie Nevillová, předsedkyně Společnosti Arthura Ransoma. “Ano, vycházejí z Altounyanových dětí, ale Ransome chtěl, aby se s nimi mohlo ztotožnit každé dítě.”
BBC Radio Leeds with Richard Stead – August
Sophie’s book trailer published in the Mail Online – August & July
repeated on NZ News
Speaking to Mike Zeller on BBC Radio Cumbria
News article in the Ipswich Star 25th July
Feature article in Weekend edition of East Anglian Daily Times
and quoted on BBC TV’s ‘Have I Got A Bit More News for You’
Interviewed on BBC Radio Cumbria
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“Would I be remembered as an intrepid child?” Saturday Telegraph
Author Sophie Neville in Bedford Times and Citizen and Radio BigglesFM
Appearing in the classic movie ‘Swallows & Amazons’ on ITV3 over Christmas
– 2015 –
Q&A at a cinema screening of ‘Swallows & Amazons’ featured in the Ipswich Star
The Mail Online published the book trailer for ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons’
live radio interviews on
and by Anne Diamond on The Wright Stuff
The Times Diary (TMS) on 6th July
and Pick of The Week:
All after this interview in the Telegraph was syndicated nationwide
A photograph in the Telegraph View
a comment in the Daily Telegraph editorial
a photograph in the Independent
articles in the Daily Express
The Guardian – rated ‘Top Entertainment Story’ by Google
articles in about 34 other newspapers
CBBC TV’s new show Cinemaniacs
The Wright Stuff ~ Channel 5
A photograph from the film in the Times Saturday Review
Excitement about the 40th Anniversary cinema screenings of Swallows & Amazons (U) spawned pictorials in:
Daily Mail Weekend magazine feature on Virginia McKenna
Cumbria Live picked up on the news, as did BBC Radio Cumbria and Lakeland Radio.
Westmorland Gazette 2014 with a feature article
The Lymington Times reviewed the book
There have been numerous on-line reviews of StudioCanal’s 40th Anniversary release of the restored Blu-ray and DVD with bonus material as well as posts such as this one on Flickering Myth.
The cover appeared in The Sunday Observer magazine and the Telegraph Magazine, while Sophie wrote a piece for a page in Country Life:
The Making of Swallows & Amazons has also been featured in the magazine Yours:
Media attention received by the publication of the ebook on The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons was considerable. The day after an article appeared in Richard Kay’s column in the Daily Mail, Hayley Dixon ran a long feature with colour photographs and the book trailer in the Telegraph, Culture- Books section
The Sunday Telegraph Seven magazine rang to ask for exclusivity on extracts.
The next day The Times published this half-page article in their Saturday issue:
There was another article in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday:
It was followed by features in local newspapers:
Lutterworth and Rugby Observer and The Rugby Advertiser ran news features.
The Arthur Ransome Society magazines Mixed Moss, Signals and The Outlaw published articles and reviews.
Reviews on-line are said to reach millions.
Since news broke of cinema screenings there was been even more of a buzz:
Richard Kay ran a second movie-story from Sophie Neville:
Local newspaper articles led to sales:
Classic Boat magazine have a book review in their February issue.
iBelieve, the Christian lifestyle magazine, published eleven double-page extracts from ‘Funnily Enough’ .