Portfolio

Published work and literary awards

Winner of the Athanatos Grand Prize for Novel Writing 2017

Athanatos Christian Writing Contest Winners

Winner of A Woman’s Write 2019 for an unpublished novel

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Eyelands Book Awards 2019 prize for unpublished Historical Fiction

Eyelands International Book Awards

Long-listed for the Historical Novel Society award for First Novel

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Winner of a Three Writer’s Resort Residency 2019

Three Writer's Resort Residency

Winner of International Rubery Book Award – 3rd Prize

Funnily Enough by Sophie Neville - International Rubery Book Award 2013

‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons 1974’ published by The Lutterworth Press, 2017

‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons’ published by Classic TV Press, 2014

‘The secrets of filming ‘Swallows and Amazons’ self-published, Ashton House Publishing, 2013

‘Ride the Wings of Morning’ self-published, Ashton House Publishing, 2012

‘Funnily Enough’ self-published, Ashton House Publishing, 2011

‘Funnily Enough, a get well soon book’ self-published, Ashton House Publishing, 2012

‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ an anthology published by ACW, 2016

Foreword to ‘An A-Z: Cumbria and the Lake District on Film’ published by Hayloft Publishing, nominated for The Lakeland Book of the Year Award, 2017

Foreword to ‘Swallowdale’ by Arthur Ransome published by Albatros Media, Czech Republic, 2016

Foreword to ‘Swallows, Amazons and Coots’ by Julian Lovelock, published by The Lutterworth Press, 2016

‘The secrets of filming Swallows and Amazons Forever!’ DVD Extras, for Revelation Film

Articles in Daily TelegraphCountry Life, Cotswold Life, Classic Sailor, LivingiBelieveWord in Action, Westmorland Gazette, Lymington Times and other newspapers

‘Makorongo’s War’ the true story a screenplay commissioned by Dashwood Films

INSET series of 3 x 30 min episodes for BBC Education TV

‘Boys About Girls: Girls About Boys’ for BBC Schools TV

‘Just Mum, My Sister and Me’ for BBC Schools TV

‘The Way People Talk’ for BBC Schools TV

‘Crazes’ for the series ‘Tutorial Topics’ for BBC Schools TV

Sophie Neville at Curious Arts Festival photo George Ping
Signing books at the Curious Arts Festival 2015 photo: George Ping

Edited ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’ Look and Read publication for BBC Books: a storybook with educational notes that sold over 200,000 copies

Produced ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’ audiobook for BBC Books.

Research: ‘Bluebell’ the authorized biography of Margaret Kelly by George Perry for BBC Books

Research: ‘Dawn to Dusk: on Safari’ by Jonathan Scott for BBC Books

Picture Research: The illustrated ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell for Guild Publishing and Grafton Books

Visual contribution: ‘A-Z of Cumbria and The Lake District on Film’ by David Banning for Hayloft Publishing

Visual contribution: ‘The Dinghy Cruising Companion’ by Roger Barnes

Visual contribution: ‘Rembering Tenko’ ebook by Andy Priestner

Sophie Neville signing books in Waterstones

Appearances on the cover of other books and DVDs:

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