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Aug 5, 2020

What Is A Memoir?

What is a memoir? At LifeTime, we’re often asked what the difference is between a memoir, an autobiography and a biography – as the world’s leading autobiography service, we should […]

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May 11, 2020

Celebrate Milestone Birthdays With a Private Autobiography

When it comes to birthdays, every year is a gift and a blessing. We place special emphasis on those milestone celebrations like 50th, 75th, even 100th birthdays to highlight a […]

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May 4, 2020

Universal Truths & Transformational Narratives: The Art of Autobiography

Have you ever read a novel, memoir, or autobiography and thought that your life story holds similar themes, messages, and events? This is the gift of a transformational narrative, one […]

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Apr 23, 2020

Give Mom the Gift of a Lifetime This Mother’s Day

She’s the woman who gave you life or maybe gave you a new start at it. She changed diapers, made school lunches, cheered you on at events, supported you in […]

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Apr 20, 2020

Journaling: Another Form Of Preserving Life’s Moments

Many of us feel self-conscious sharing our creative and personal work with others as if by opening that channel to the world, we not only allow for criticism of the […]

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Apr 14, 2020

The Time to Write Your Life Story is Now

As many Americans have reached the three-week mark of staying in place during the spread of COVID-19, you may be running out of things to do. How many times can […]

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Apr 8, 2020

Social Distancing Without Social Isolating: Connecting to Loved Ones Digitally

Right now, so many of us are feeling the emotional strain of social distancing as more states are extending their stay at home orders through April. For many, isolation and […]

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Mar 31, 2020

How We’re Adapting

Like the rest of the world, the team at LifeBook and LifeTime Private Autobiographies have been monitoring the global situation closely. The call was made on 16th March that the […]

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Mar 30, 2020

Moments That Shape a Life Time

As our world experiences an unprecedented medical event, many of us are focusing on the negative, even obsessing over the things we cannot control. But we invite you to take […]

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Mar 25, 2020

“…Art is nothing if it is not a bridge to other people.”

We recently came across a Los Angeles Times article called, “What to do during your coronavirus home quarantine? How about: Nothing.” Within the article, theatre critic Charles McNulty discusses the […]

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Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 2020 All employees, our professional project managers, editors and typesetters, have moved from the headquarters in England and Indiana to work remotely, and they continue to […]

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Mar 13, 2020

Do you want to capture your life stories or that of your parents or loved ones?

Roy Moëd founder of the oldest global private autobiography service in the world was recently invited by the BBC to appear on BBC News’ Inside Track, a segment of their Worklife show that spotlights CEOs […]

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Mar 13, 2020

A Pot of Gold and a LifeTime of Memories 

Growing up, you heard stories of your grandmother Clara’s solitary journey to America to find a better life. When she arrived in the early 1950s, America was different. Irish women […]

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Mar 11, 2020

LifeTime Private Autobiography Founder Roy Moed Featured on BBC

Roy Moed, the founder of LifeTime Private Autobiography and its parent company LifeBook, recently appeared on BBC News to discuss the growing trend of writing your own autobiography. Check out […]

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Mar 5, 2020

Unanswered Questions

Family stories around the dinner table seem to be a thing of the past with our on-the-move lifestyles. A survey found that 40 percent of American families eat dinner together […]

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Feb 27, 2020

A Love That Transcends Time and Sickness

Nicholas Sparks said it the best: “Every great love starts with a great story.” The novel and film, “The Notebook,” tells the story of Noah, a rural Southerner who returned […]

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Feb 20, 2020

Transform Pain into A Gift that Gives Back

When your mother died, you had a million things on your mind, none of which involved how much you never were able to ask her. But when all phone calls […]

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Feb 13, 2020

Why Write An Autobiography

We’ve heard the stories of regrets. Regrets that you never knew your father’s childhood stories. Regret that you never held on to that box of letters. Regret that you waited […]

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Feb 6, 2020

Life Moments to Remember, Life Stories to Share

When she lost her husband, Doris was faced with the task of going through her belongings. To downsize a lifetime worth of moments, of memories, to move into her next […]

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Feb 3, 2020

We Need The Stories of Everyday People

Think about the last autobiography or memoir you read. Who was it about– Royalty? A Hollywood celebrity? Perhaps it was written by a politician or religious figure. Regardless of who […]

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Jan 27, 2020

Bridging Generational Age Gaps With Family Stories

Picture this: It’s Sunday afternoon at Grandma’s house. When you walk in the door, you immediately are consumed by the smell of homemade macaroni and cheese, a spiral ham baking […]

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Jan 20, 2020

The Best Is Yet To Come 

You may have read on your social media feed the trending story, “Keep Your Fork.” If you haven’t read the narration, all of us at LifeTime Private Autobiography insist you do. The […]

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Jan 13, 2020

A Project To Live For And a Life Worth Living 

Interlocked fingers. The smell of Irish Spring soap. The way his sweaters kept him warm and made you feel safe, too. His unending support all of your dreams no matter […]

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Dec 31, 2019

It’s The Final Countdown

When you have not one but two “ball cams,” you know you have hit the big time. New Year’s Eve and New York City have become synonymous with the holiday. […]

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Dec 26, 2019

The Cabbage Patch Craze

Thirty-six years ago, in 1983, The Cabbage Patch craze ensued. The dolls were considered ugly by many, but the concept and subsequent marketing were stunning. Each doll was one-of-a-kind, but […]

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Dec 20, 2019

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my family bought for me The gift of LifeTime Private Autobiography   On the second day of Christmas, my family bought for me Two […]

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Dec 13, 2019

My Merry Memoir

So many decades on this earth. So much has changed. Yet so many emotions stay the same. This is…My Merry Memoir… The Reindeer Christmas has always been one of my […]

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Dec 4, 2019

It’s A Wonderful Life(time)

Way back, on December 25, 1946, “It’s A Wonderful Life” debuted in theaters. And more than seventy years later, the film is still going strong. “The holiday classic to define […]

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Nov 27, 2019

All Things Merry and Bright at Your Fingertips

According to our friends at Google, “Instead of the 32 shopping days we had last year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we’re looking at only 26 days this year. That’s […]

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Nov 25, 2019

Her Name Is Veronica

The video opens with a stunning circa 1940s era nursing home filled with staff and residents slowly going about their day. Then it dissolves into Elvis Costello sitting alone in […]

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Nov 20, 2019

The Dash Is Why

If you haven’t heard of the poem “The Dash” by Linda Ellis, the team here at LifeTime Private Autobiography highly recommends you find a quiet place, pull up a chair, […]

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Nov 13, 2019

A Timeless Thanksgiving Tradition

Now that Halloween is over and the clocks have been turned back, the holiday season is in the air, the stores, and the front yards of millions of houses across […]

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Nov 5, 2019

The Gift Of A Lifetime

The holidays are coming, and that means we are all making our lists, checking them twice, and racking our brains for gift ideas for those who managed to earn a […]

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Aug 20, 2019

Ghostwriter Mr. Andrew Crofts Visits LifeBook

The conundrum of the world-famous ghostwriter Andrew Crofts is a world-renowned ghostwriter, and he recently visited LifeBook at our headquarters in Godalming. Andrew chatted with LifeBook founder Roy Moëd about […]

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Aug 15, 2019

LifeBook Author Testimonial and Book Reveal – Geoff Spriggs

LifeBook founder Roy Moëd and members of the Spriggs LifeBook production team went to visit Mr. Geoffrey Spriggs at his business Spriggs Florists to personally deliver the copies of his […]

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Jul 23, 2019

So, You’ve Retired. What’s Next?

If you have retired, or retirement is just around the corner, congratulations! After years of hard work, you have reached the third phase of your life when your time will […]

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Jul 17, 2019

LifeBook Event: Alan Beckett The Moat House Acton Trussell

“This was totally unprecedented…and we were honored to attend” With incredible generosity, LifeBook author Mr. Alan Beckett arranged an event to celebrate his LifeBook project and promote the LifeBook experience […]

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Mar 7, 2019

LifeBook Celebrates World Book Day 2019

World Book Day is upon us, and we here at LifeBook couldn’t turn down a chance to don the garb of our favorite literary characters. Those currently working at home today we […]

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Feb 27, 2019

Joanna Moyser – My Experience as a LifeBook Interviewer

Why did you want to become a LifeBook Interviewer? I applied for a job as a LifeBook interviewer because I love to hear people’s stories. My grandfather-in-law lived to be […]

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Jan 17, 2019

Bryan Bates’ LifeBook Reveal

LifeBook’s Excitement On 19th December 2018, the LifeBook team were incredibly excited as Mr. Bryan Bates was visiting to collect the copies of his completed LifeBook. A Cause for Celebration […]

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Jan 15, 2019

Nigel Gray’s LifeBook Reveal

A photographer … in front of the lens Another autobiography was added to our LifeBook library recently – none other than that of Nigel Gray, one of the authors who […]

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Jan 11, 2019

LifeBook: The Glory of a Story

To savor and digest a real story is somewhat of a rarity In these digital days, we’re increasingly bombarded with selfies and tweets, text messages and voice messages, factoids, memes […]

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Dec 14, 2018

A Life of Change

An Insight into my Experiences as a LifeBook Ghostwriter The authors whose memories I’ve helped to write for LifeBook come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have been through […]

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Dec 13, 2018

Real Business with Alan Wick (107 Meridian FM) – Roy on the Radio

LifeBook founder Roy Moëd was invited for an interview by Alan Wick for his new radio show, ‘Real Business with Alan Wick’. The show aired on 25th November on 107 Meridian and we’ve […]

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Nov 27, 2018

How to Create your Life Story in Three Simple Steps

If you’re thinking about how to create your life story, a little bit of planning can make the process simple and enjoyable. There’s a pattern I’ve noticed when authors begin […]

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Nov 21, 2018

LifeBook Project Manager: Remembrance, by Invitation of the Queen

LifeBook project manager Nathalie Garcia attends the Remembrance Sunday and Thanksgiving Service by invitation for Her Majesty The Queen at Westminster Abbey I have run community projects in Aldershot for […]

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Sep 7, 2018

LifeBook Author: Alan Beckett – My Recollections of the Filming

Watch the fascinating interview right here: Magnificent Mondays On Monday, 13th August 2018, I was invited to LifeBook headquarters in Godalming, Surrey, to take part in a TV commercial promoting […]

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Sep 6, 2018

LifeBook supports Aldershot’s local historian Paul Vickers’ book launch: Secret Aldershot

Nathalie Garcia, LifeBook project manager, talks about her involvement with The EDGE Project, Aldershot, run by the Wessex Heritage Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. I’ve been involved in running […]

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Aug 10, 2018

FPXP: A Project to Live For (Caring For Aging Parents)

We’d like to thank YPO for this amazing video! Our founder Roy Moëd has been promoting the private autobiography journey as a ‘A Project to Live For’. This video captures the LifeBook […]

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Aug 3, 2018

LifeBook completes their latest corporate history: SteelFab, Inc.

Last month, the team at LifeBook were delighted to receive finished copies of the latest, and first American, corporate history, completed by our LifeBook Bespoke team. From Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers: […]

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Jul 20, 2018

The 147th Open is Upon Us!

That’s right. It’s that time of year again! Golf fans across the world turn their attention to the UK in anticipation of the 147th Open. Competing for one of the […]

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Jul 13, 2018

What does it take to be a good LifeBook interviewer?

LifeBook interviewer: Part of the team. On the face of it, interviewing might seem like an easy job. Surely, anyone can ask questions and listen to the reply? That is […]

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Jul 5, 2018

Happy Birthday, Mr Etigson!

The LifeBook team was delighted to wish Mr Ralph Etigson a very happy birthday recently by gifting the centenarian two new handmade copies of his autobiography, Who am I?. Mr Etigson, […]

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May 28, 2018

LifeBook Does the Royal Wedding

Royal wedding fever hit the UK on 19th May and everyone is still talking about it. The LifeBook barn is buzzing about who wore what, how incredible Meghan Markle and Prince Harry looked together, […]

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Feb 14, 2018

Capturing a Life Story – Maud and Mum

Emma Lowndes from Maud and Mum has very kindly submitted an editorial for our website; please enjoy. Serendipity lends a hand As a carer, I’d like to highlight what I think is […]

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Feb 7, 2018

Disrupting Technologies: A Project to Live For (Roy Moëd)

Our founder Roy Moed was interviewed by YPO for their website about the inspiration behind LifeBook. It’s great to see such an amazing organisation showing an interest in Roy’s campaign to help people […]

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Feb 5, 2018

LifeBook Author Derek Abbott Visits The Office

With Christmas and New Year behind us With Christmas and New Year behind us, what better way to start off January than with a visit from one of our very […]

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Jan 31, 2018

Reflections on Dementia, by Mr Harvey White

Mr Harvey White became consultant surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 1976, and later held similar positions at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy […]

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Dec 7, 2017

LifeBook author Mrs Lore Graham visits the office

The Life of Lore Ilse Graham We were recently visited by Mrs Lore Graham and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, who had commissioned the project. Mrs Graham arrived to pick up her […]

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Nov 28, 2017

LifeBook Are Currently Experiencing Our Busiest Christmas

With Christmas rapidly approaching (only three weeks to go at the time of writing!), we here at LifeBook are currently experiencing our busiest Christmas production schedule yet. We’re not just […]

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Nov 20, 2017

LifeBook – Tour of McLaren Technology Centre

Our founder Roy Moëd was out and about today on a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre as part of an IoD event aimed at inspiring businesses in Surrey. It […]

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Nov 9, 2017

Roy’s Story – Helping the Elderly

Extract from “Putting the soul back into business” by Dr Tamara Howard. Buy Now: Amazon Another man who built a company, made money and then, ‘retired’ only to start a […]

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Nov 6, 2017

Strike A Light – Arts & Heritage

WHAT IS STRIKE A LIGHT? Strike a Light is a non-profit community arts and heritage organisation which focuses on involving people’s life stories and local memories to engage a wide […]

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Oct 19, 2017

LifeBook, a lasting legacy – DREAMING A NATION

At LifeBook, we produce books for authors through the bespoke, customised service that we offer, each title tailored to the author’s needs. Dreaming a Nation, which follows the life of Sir Frederick […]

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Aug 7, 2017

LifeBook – This is why we do it.

A wonderful Photo, thank you! A huge thank you to Tom and Viebecke Vraalsen, who sent us this wonderful photograph upon completion of Tom’s LifeBook project in July and kindly […]

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Jul 20, 2017

LifeBook’s a great way to capture your memories

Personal experience I can confirm, from personal experience, that LifeBook really are the premium private memoir writers. When I decided I wanted to write my autobiography, I reviewed all the companies out there, as […]

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Jun 13, 2017

BBC Radio 4 Presenter Nick Baker of ‘Niche work if you can get it’ Visits LifeBook

The show’s title is Niche work if you can get it (Life Story Writers).The programme produced from these interviews was transmitted on the 17th January 2018 at noon (12:00 GMT) on BBC […]

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May 18, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Give Dad a LifeBook™ for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, from LifeBook! 1 – He already has everything! Anyone looking to find a special gift for their father will know it is not always easy to come […]

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May 15, 2017

LifeBook Charity – An Evening With CHICKENSHED

Chickenshed, Kensington and Chelsea, theatre changing lives. LifeBook™ is delighted to donate a LifeBook autobiography for the Chickenshed Grand Auction to raise money and support your pioneering work through theatre and music! […]

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May 3, 2017

The First Greek LifeBook – An Opus Odyssey

Hi I’m Caroline – LifeTime Project Manager I came to work for LifeBook™ in October 2015, having previously worked for an academic publisher as a Production Editor. I have always […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Life Story of Baba’s Auntie – Julie Coker (Broadcaster)

Julie Coker’s life story is definitely one to remember and her nephew thought so too. Every life story of our authors is fascinating and provides an important insight into each […]

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Apr 20, 2017

Bespoke LifeBook: Love and laughter in a suitcase

We all hope you enjoy your LifeBook LifeBook was honoured to welcome Mrs Virginia Bayless and her daughter Brenda to the office for a coffee and cake presentation. We had […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Recipe for Aging Well: The Ingredients

This editorial introduces some familiar ideas about ageing well. Aging well with eight suggestions – use it or lose it – embrace the senior moment – Old dogs new tricks […]

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Apr 11, 2017

The very first LifeBook: Jules Moëd, Life is for sharing.

These are video interviews of Jules Moëd for the very first LifeBook and the inspiration for the LifeBook company started by our founder Roy Moëd. Jules Moëd: Life is for […]

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Apr 10, 2017

A LifeBook Autobiography – A Gift with Real Meaning

A life-changing autobiographical journey bringing renewed purpose and inspiration to older people across the globe. When Ali Levin was faced with the dilemma of gift shopping for her elderly father, […]

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Apr 7, 2017

LifeBook: The Real Life of Brian

The Real Life of Brian is the title of Mr Brian Hallard’s LifeBook autobiography The LifeBook team are very proud to announce the completion of Mr Brian Hallard’s LifeBook. We see […]

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Apr 3, 2017

Ghostwriting Services – Barry Hughes

I have been making a living from writing for over 50 years, Indeed thinking about it, the importance of the written word to me goes back nearly 70 years as […]

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Mar 30, 2017

Memoir – First Memories

My First Memories Often the place to start when planning your memoir is to cast your mind back to your very first memories. Nobody really knows how those first memories […]

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Mar 16, 2017

LifeBook™ Autobiographies – A Legacy Lived, A Legacy Shared.

Experience the journey of a LifeBook autobiography by listening to real testimonials from our clients, interviewers and ghost-writers. We come across many reasons why our clients want to create or […]

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Mar 3, 2017

Top Tips For Autobiography Writing

If you’ve ever thought about writing your autobiography, at LifeBook we have compiled a to-do list that will make the task much easier. Read our tips and start your life […]

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Feb 27, 2017

The LifeBook Experience – Your Memoirs

Perhaps you have always wanted to write your memoirs but have never been able to find the time or maybe you have suggested to a relative that you would love to […]

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Feb 21, 2017

Your Life Story & My Role As LifeBook Editor

At LifeBook, my role as an editor is not typical nor entirely conventional when it comes to that kind of work. Yes, quality control is important, but, unlike conventional editing, […]

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Feb 21, 2017

Fascination With Diaries

The Diary of Anne Frank, the Diary of a Nobody, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13½, The Diary of Samuel Pepys – just four of the hundreds of […]

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Feb 17, 2017

From the Queen’s Coronation to My Grandma’s Biscuit Tin

Everyone has a story to tell and, yes, yours is every bit as interesting as anything you’ll find on the shelf in your nearest bookshop. Your life story is shaped […]

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Feb 16, 2017

Memories and Values

A comment I hear so often when among friends and relatives is: “I know so little about my grandparents and even my own parents’ lives. What made them the people […]

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Feb 16, 2017

When LifeBook Writers Hear Voices

To be a successful LifeBook writer, it’s essential to have the ability to capture and maintain the storyteller’s ‘voice’ throughout the book. If that sounds confusing, consider the difference between […]

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Nov 11, 2016

Forgotten war stories brought alive with the help of autobiography company

The best history books are packed with first-hand accounts, detailed anecdotes and unique perspectives that reveal real human life stories from a distinct period in time. As  Remembrance Sunday approaches (13th  […]

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Oct 13, 2016

The Times Visits LifeBook

For everybody’s life story, there’s a ghostwriter Roy Moëd’s home office is rich with history: there’s the Wurlitzer jukebox in the corner, blaring his mother’s crackly opera 45s; his grandfather’s […]

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Jul 22, 2016

The Reader’s Digest Podcast Discusses LifeBook and Growing Pains

 An interesting discussion from the editorial team of the Reader’s Digest podcast about the transition from childhood to adulthood, plus contributions from a best-selling novelist and a debut novelist. Discover more […]

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Jul 22, 2016

A LifeBook Record

We were very pleased to be visited by our LifeBook author, John Franklin, this week. He popped in to sign our office copy, after a long day of signing copies […]

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Jul 6, 2016

BBC Feature on LifeBook: Memoirs are no longer just for the rich and famous

Recording your life story in a book just got easier. Here’s how … Ali Levin struck upon the idea of her elderly father turning his life story into a book as […]

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Jun 10, 2016

Father’s Day — LifeTime A Unique Gift for a Unique Father

LifeTime Private Autobiography offers a meaningful Father’s Day gift with a difference: the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record your father’s life journey in his very own personal autobiography; a treasured archive […]

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Jun 8, 2016

The Story Behind all the Stories

Everyone has their own remarkable story to tell; the story of a unique journey made up of memories that can inform and inspire. Creating an inspirational autobiography has never been easier than with the professional team […]

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Mar 4, 2016

Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Bob Pryor – husband of Brenda, a member of the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club, who won the Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition. Bob has won the opportunity to […]

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Apr 28, 2015

Story that will transcend death’s divide

Christopher Middleton meets a man with terminal cancer who is leaving the gift of his autobiography Grant Branton might have cancer, but he’s making the most of every last minute […]

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Jan 14, 2015

Do You Want to Write Your Own Life Story?

Here are a few simple questions to get you into an autobiographical frame of mind. What was the layout of the house where you spent your childhood? What pets did […]

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Oct 9, 2014

Findmypast and LifeBook partnership announced

Findmypast and LifeBook now working in partnership to help everyone create beautiful and comprehensive autobiographies. Eight Findmypast subscriptions to be won this week at the Conservative Party Conference Get access […]

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Jan 28, 2014

What’s your legacy? Tell your amazing story with LifeBook

When I began this review, all I had was a white box that said: “You´re Amazing”. It took me a little longer than usual to figure out what this was […]

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Dec 4, 2013

Remembering War Stories

Do you know your parents’ war stories? Two thirds of Brits regret not writing them down. Important familial and historical event and anecdotes could soon be lost forever; LifeBook autobiography […]

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