Sophie Beal

Freelance Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Sophie Beal is a freelance writer based in Bournemouth, England. Originally, she trained as a doctor and specialised in Obstetrics, but left in favour of writing, family life and sanity.

She's interested in family, education, social issues, history, science and health, and has had features accepted by BRITAIN, Discover Britain, BBC History Extra, Writing Magazine, History Scotland, Coin News, Dorset Magazine, Dorset Life and Premier Youth and Children's Work.

Bournemouth Echo
From night shelter to moving on: 25 years of Michael's

MICHAEL'S, Dorset's first night shelter, opened its doors 25 years ago. During the next decade, volunteers provided shelter, food and support for 5,150 people over 67,954 admissions. When the shelter closed in 2002, the charity continued to provide "move on" accommodation at the award-winning Michael House.

History Extra
Harriet Tubman and the 'Underground Railroad'

In the years since Martha Washington briefly graced the one silver dollar-bill in the 19th century, the space on US banknotes has been reserved for white men, usually presidents. However, in April 2016 the country's treasury announced their intention to depict Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave, on the front of their $20 bill.

Dorset Life
Bringing Christmas to Bournemouth

The planes, trains, horse-drawn carriages and aeroplanes that Bournemouth department store Beales organised for over a century

Writing Magazine
Get Serious

The world won't see you as important unless you do.

Writing Magazine
The Jane Game

Imagine if Jane Austen was trying to land a publishing deal today.

Discover Britain
Ideal Homes

Britain's model villages

Dorset Magazine
Keep on Running

Elite athletes and Couch to 5k runners alike are signing up for the fourth Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Writing Magazine
True Lies

What is reality? In fiction it's not actually real life.

Down by the Water

Beatrix Potter and the Lake District that inspired her

Writing Magazine
Pace Yourself

Slow down, relish the process and you'll write better.

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