Once a television director, Sophie Neville is now concentrating on bringing true-life stories to the page and to the screen. Her first published memoir 'Funnily Enough' won 3rd Prize in the International Rubery Book Award 2013.
The true-life filmography of a family classic. In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna in the EMI/Theatre Projects movie of 'Swallows & Amazons' (1974). Made before the advent of CGI or digital technology, the young actors lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure, with all of its camaraderie and thrills, on location in the British Lake District.
A conventional English girl arrived in South Africa, to help a friend run horseback safaris on a game reserve in the Northern Transvaal. It was 1992. There were yellow road signs declaring "Dit is die Volkstaat". Sophie had heard of "biltong" but knew nothing of Afrikaans culture.
When the plans you have made fall apart and you have no option but to let God take over, you might just find the most extraordinary things fascinate you. Based on a diary of convalescence kept by the author Sophie Neville in 1991, ‘Funnily Enough’ is the true story of a single girl who stops working in television to enjoy rural family life.