Most recently, two extraordinary women have stood out, not only as scientific pioneers but also as very important players in the fight against Covid-19: Katalin Karikó and Sarah Gilbert. Their vital work has helped in the development of effective vaccines against the virus and, in turn, the saving of many lives around the world.
Here at LifeBook we often come across the reluctant author who has been gifted a project. However, once they see the immense value their finalised memoir brings to family and friends, they are happy they agreed to go ahead. John was one of them; his memoir is a joy to read for his son and granddaughter. She finds that he was born under a Mulberry bush really
They say hindsight is like 20/20 vision but 2020 is a year we may try to forget. Having said that, there have of course also been wonderful moments this year. All of us at LifeBook wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2021. It will take strength and courage to make sure the future will be a better place.
How do you go about finding the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones? A gift that is unique and special? The holidays are around the corner, 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 coveted spot on the list of "nice."
Many of our LifeBook authors grew up during the Second World War and, in their memoirs they describe the typical Christmas celebrations of the time. Even if many of us struggle with the restrictions Covid-19 imposes, today's Christmas festivities are, in comparison, a luxurious affair for most people.
As with any traditional event, customs change over the years, and gifts are becoming popular at Thanksgiving. Customised and experience presents are particularly favoured as many people move away from material possessions. Perhaps, you want to express your gratitude to a loved one with a memoir this year.
Writing your autobiography or memoir with LifeBook is the perfect winter project that will put a smile on your face. It means regular conversations with an interviewer chosen just for you. It’s a chance to look back and reflect. It’s a project that can occupy as much or as little time as you like.
It is often said that Britain is a country built on immigration and it is certainly true that over the millennia, the country has seen the influx of people from around the world, all of whom have shaped British society.
With the world facing many more difficult months in its battle with Covid-19, the population of elderly people who live both inside and outside care homes will continue to be seriously affected by one of the most mentally debilitating scourges of modern life – loneliness.
Barbara Thompson MBE is a legend of the global jazz scene, and her career has spanned nearly five decades. Her influence will continue throughout 2020, with the release of her autobiography, upcoming appearance on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E, and the continued appeal of her music.