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Winner of A Woman’s Write 2019 for an unpublished novel

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WINNER of Eyelands Book Awards 2019 prize for unpublished Historical Fiction

Eyelands International Book AwardsIn the Writing award Finals of the Page Turner Awards 2021

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Long-listed in Adventure in Fiction’s New Voices First Novel Award 2021

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186482668_1163939560718038_5645722079560732260_nTHIRD PRIZE FOR ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS NOVEL COMPETITION 2020


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

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Long-listed for Retreat West’s First Chapter Competition, 2021 with two novels


Long-listed for Roadmap’s Write Start novel competition in the USA, 2021

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Reached the semi-finals of ACFW Genesis literary contest in the USA, 2021

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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

Published Works

‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons 1974’ published by Classic TV Press, 2014

Sophie Neville signing books in Waterstones

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


‘The secrets of filming ‘Swallows and Amazons(1974) ‘ self-published, 2013, 2nd edition 2016

The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons

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


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

Funnily Enough by Sophie Neville

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

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

Merry Christmas Everyone

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

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

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


Coming soon – Foreword to ‘Boats Yet Sailing’ by Trevor Boult

Out 9th October 2021: One of 50 authors contributing a chapter to ‘Write Well’ (pub by Instant Apostle, 2021)

Write Well cover

Coming soon: Covid Reflections – an pandemic anthology, 2021

Covid Reflections

Coming: ‘The Making of Coot Club and The Big Six’

Coming: ‘The Bitter Enders – Life on an African Farm’

‘The secrets of filming Swallows and Amazons Forever!’ DVD Extras, for Revelation Film, 2014

Swallows and Amazons Forever

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.

Through the Dragon's Eye

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

Dawn to Dusk with Jonathan Scott

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

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

The Dinghy Cruising Companion

Visual contribution: ‘Remembering Tenko’ ebook by Andy Priestner


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