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Sophie Neville on: Ten reasons why imagination is so important – inspired by the author and travel writer Arthur Ransome

Sophie Neville explores the influences of Arthur Ransome’s imagination on her own travelling adventures. The Arthur Ransome Society invited me to speak at their bi-annual Literary Weekend held at the…

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Swallows and Amazons: sailing into cinema history

Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows & Amazons’ has been part of Sophie Neville’s life for fifty years. Filming on location in the Lake District in 1973 was only the start of her adventure centred around the classic children’s book.


In the Daily Mail: Swallows and Amazons star Sophie Neville joins the Mail’s war on litter as she reveals she’s become a ‘lone ranger’ litter picker along the coast near her Hampshire home

Sophie Neville, who appeared in the 1974 film version of Arthur Ransome’s children’s classic, described herself as a ‘lone ranger’ who began her own war on waste six years ago.

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An interview with Sophie Neville on her involvement with the original ‘Swallows and Amazons’ film

In March 1973, a letter arrived, out of the blue, inviting me to audition for a role in “Swallows and Amazons”. I was twelve years old, an ordinary school girl at a convent in Berkshire. I’d read the Arthur Ransome books but…

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On the radio: Sophie Neville talks Swallows and Amazons on BBC Radio Cumbria

Sophie Neville spoke on Tuesday (24th July) to BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Powell about the special screening of the 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film that will be shown in Keswick this Saturday (28th July). Sophie, who played Titty Walker in the film, will introduce it and host a Q&A session afterwards, while the dinghy Swallow that appeared in the…

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A Short Swallows and Amazons Interview With Sophie Neville

You can now listen to the short interview that Sophie Neville gave to BBC Radio Cumbria ahead of the Swallows and Amazons events held in the Lake District over this Spring Bank Holiday weekend…

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BBC Radio Suffolk Interview – Peter Willis on Good Little Ship

Here’s another chance for you to listen to Nancy Blackett Trust President Peter Willis’s interview about his new book “Good Little Ship: Arthur Ransome, Nancy Blackett and the…