Friday, 27 May 2022
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
In 1991, after collapsing while directing a comedy in London, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and sent home to my family by the BBC doctor. He told me to keep a dairy.
Twenty-one years later, a self-published version of this true story became a bestseller on Amazon reaching No 1 in Humour on Kindle. It won a literary award, was hailed by the Daily Mail and serialized in iBelieve magazine.
A few year later, Jilly Cooper gave me an endorsement:
'This charming, funny, beautifully illustrated book would make anyone feel better.'
I have recently brought out a 2nd edition with additional illustrations. It makes light, holiday reading.
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
One of Sophie Neville's unpublished historical novels has been longlisted for The Virginia Prize for Fiction with seven other writers. The bi-annual literary competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, so it has been a great honour to be included.
The competition is hosted by the award-winning publisher Aurora Metro Books who list Virginia Woolf along with their other ground-breaking writers such as Germaine Greer, Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal, Sarah Waters, Kit de Waal, Philippa Gregory, AS Byatt, Claire Tomalin, Suchen Christine Lim and Jean-Claude Carriere.
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Here is Sophie's profile in their listing, which can be found on the Eyelands website here
Monday, 15 November 2021
A flower is a flower but it was uncanny how many of the sketches threw light on themes within the book. Sophie was always yearning to travel more widely and explore southern Africa.
She had been falling asleep with the light on, even when she was working in London.
It's all too easy to overlook the important things in life or spend enough time with your family.
The sad thing was that she never realised how seriously she was being courted by eligible young men.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Friday, 5 March 2021
You can hear Sophie Neville being interviewed here
More information can be found on the website: www.family-talk.co.uk