Anyone looking to find a special gift for their father will know it is not always easy to come up with a gift idea that he doesn’t already have. Dad is most likely the sort who has already bought everything he needs – including your intended gift! What about a memoir? It is a very unique and personal gift for your father.
LifeBook was delighted to donate a memoir project for the Chickenshed Grand Auction to raise money and support their pioneering work through theatre and music! Many of the people Chickenshed have helped over the years were present at the auction and shared their amazing stories. Stories perfect for a memoir.
Caroline, LifeBook bespoke project manager, elaborates on why she decided to join LifeBook in October 2015. With an academic publishing background and a love for history and literature, it was a perfect fit. Last year she got the opportunity to manage a very interesting project. An autobiography written in Greek.
Every life story of our authors is fascinating and provides an important insight into each family’s history. LifeBook is proud to have been involved in the family autobiography of Julie Coker, former Nigerian television broadcaster and founder of the Richard Coker Foundation charity supporting anemia research.
LifeBook was honored to welcome Virginia Bayless and her daughter Brenda to the office for a coffee and cake presentation. Brenda's final manuscript was over 152,000 words. We upgraded her memoir to our beautiful larger format hand-bound and stitched linen book and it is one of the biggest books in our library.
Afraid of the ticking clock? Not sure you'll be aging well? The LifeBook team offers eight suggestions on how to age well: use it or lose it, embrace the senior moment, old dogs new tricks, a change is a good as a rest, there is more time than you think, tasks of aging, sandwich generation, and eat drink and be merry. Start practicing right away.
Jules talks about his memoir and the story behind the title "Life is for sharing". “I wasn’t too ambitious, I decided that life was for living. I didn’t work too late or come in too early. I had a nice business, I didn’t have sleepless nights, and I just ran a business. I didn’t make big profits but enough to live on and I was happy that way.”
An autobiographical journey can bring renewed purpose and inspiration to older people. Moreover, all of the people who have gifted a LifeBook project to a loved one express the joy it has given the family, probing fascinating discussions and enabling amazing discoveries about the past.
The LifeBook team is very proud to announce the completion of Brian Hallard’s autobiography "The Real Life of Brian". The project was gifted to Brian by his two sons who were present together with Brian and his wife Diana when he was being presented with his finalized copies in the library of a lovely private club in central London.
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 I am a product of Urdd Gobaith Cymru – the Welsh League of Hope – and I have a group picture including me, aged 5, having won some poetry prize – and I am not the youngest in the group!