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The International Rubery Book Award 2013 ~ Sophie Neville

Third Prize won by 'Funnily Enough' by Sophie Neville

The International Rubery Book Award 2013


Sophie is torn between her love of Africa and returning to England for the sake of her career in television but after collapsing in her office she finds herself ill in bed and forced to take stock of her life.

It sounds like a novel. But it isn't.

Suspecting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sophie's doctor at the BBC prescribes an extraordinary treatment: write a diary. So, armed with her watercolours, and with the support of her family and friends, dogs and otters in rural Gloucestershire, she sets out to record a spiritual journey, which proves at times funny, poignant and uplifting.

~On the front page - 27th April 2017~

Sophie Neville is often asked to comment on issues by the national press and BBC Radio.
Please click here for an article in the Telegraph
Please click here for an article in the Guardian

Interviewed on Premier Radio, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Tees, BBC Radio Berkshire, Lakland Radio, Good News Radio, BBC Radio Leeds

Sophie was quoted on BBC's 'Have I Got a Little Bit More News For You' June 2016

and is hard at work promoting charities (click on article to enlarge):

Serialised in 11 issues of the national magazine iBelieve:
Sophie Neville on the cover of iBelieve
Funnily Enough excerpts serialised in iBelieve Magazine

Colour illustrated Kindle eBooks available from:

Also available for other devices worldwide from Smashwords
On Nook ~ on Sony ~ on Diesel eBooks

'Funnily Enough'  ~ the paperback and hardback - with black and white illustrations click  here 

Funnily Enough (UK) ISBN-13: 978-1466213487 ISBN-10: 146621348 - click here

Amazon paperback edition (USA) Funnily Enough ISBN-13: 978-1466213487 ISBN-10: 146621348 - click here

Also available from the Book Depository UK  (free shipping worldwide), and Barnes and Noble

Funnily Enough a truelife story by Sophie Neville paperback on Amazon US

Hardcover editions, signed by the author ~ £20 including p+p within the UK ~ please e-mail sophie@sophieneville.co.uk specifying the book title in the subject line

Hardcover editions from Lulu.com - click here
These hardback copies are lovely and make good presents

Paperback editions from Lulu.com - click here

Sophie Neville in Cotswold Life
Sophie Neville appearing in a four-page feature for Cotswold Life


Richard Kay's page in the Daily Mail

Bestselling Author Sophie Neville's write-up on Richard Kay's page in Daily Mail
20th April 2012 ~ Richard Kay reports on Funnily Enough's success in the Daily Mail

Funnily Enough
#1 in Humour on Kindle UK (April 2012)

Sophie Neville of Swallows and Amazons
Sophie Neville with the dinghy Swallow from the 1974 movie Swallows & Amazons, restored for SailRansome.org



~ also available from ~

The Borzoi Bookshop

“…All plaudits to you for trying to describe and find humour in your darkest hour.” Clare Francis, Author

Sophie Neville on Premier Radio
Interviewed on ‘Woman to Woman’  by Maria Toth, speaking about CFS, Swallows & Amazons and Funnily Enough on Premier RadioClick here to Listen on Demand.



Sophie Neville signing books
Sophie Neville signing books at The Arthur Ransome Society

~ TALKS featuring Funnily Enough ~

Sophie was based at the Film Cafe at the SE New Wine Summer Conference and hosted the Bible Society stand at the Spring Harvest festival.
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/9685926._I_was_forced_to_take_stock_of_my_life____bestselling_author_speaks_to_the_SNJ/

Church Times Book Review, June 15th 2012 - on Funnily Enough by Sophie Neville
A review of 'Funnily Enough' in the print edition of The Church Times

Westmorland Gazette review of Funnily Enough by Sophie Neville
From the Westmorland Gazette - May 2012

Sophie Neville with a Book Review in the Wilts and Glos Standard
News pages ~ 2nd August 2012

Alastair Fothergill, one of the main characters in Funnily Enough, recently produced five feature films for DisneyNature including   African Cats , Chimpanzee, Monkey Kingdom and Bear. 
Sophie Neville with her tame Otter
Sophie Neville with Bee the Otter, one of the main characters in 'Funnily Enough'
22nd April 2012 ~ Funnily Enough entered the Top 100 in the paid Kindle Store Bestseller list and reached #2 in Kindle Store > Books > Humour 

Sophie Neville

21st April 2012 ~ Funnily Enough was in the Top Three under the categories:~


Ten years ago I was given this verse:
“ Write the vision 
 And make it plain on tablets, 
 That he may run who reads it." 
Habakkuk 2:2
                                                                                                  
....I thought the word tablet very old fashioned at the time, never guessing that it would be possible to read it on an electronic gadget. Mine is called 'a tablet'.

Back in 2011 we went to China on a delegation with the Bible Society and were taken around the vast factory where China's bestseller is printed. There, on the first press, was my verse: Habakkuk 2:2. I returned to England and started to format Funnily Enough for publication.

Sophie Neville ~ what she saw in China
At the Amity Press in Nanjing, China in 2011
'It will make a lovely present...' Peter Norbury
The Aldeburgh Bookshop
Available from the Aldeburgh Bookshop - click on this picture
Visit 'Funnily Enough' on Facebook ~ click here

Sophie Neville's 'Funnily Enough' serialised in iBelieve Magazine

or catch the monthly serialisation in the inspirational Christian lifestyle magazine iBelieve

Sophie Neville's award-winning book 'Funnily Enough' serialised monthly in iBelieve Magazine

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