Barbara Thompson’s Autobiography and TV Appearance
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.
Making Memories by Travelling – the History of Air Travel
In the past 70 years, the prevalence of affordable air travel has led to a seemingly smaller globe as people of all ages have the opportunity to travel. Retirees especially, who may have never been abroad until well into adulthood, are discovering the world and building memories.
VJ Day: Remembering Those Who Fought in the Pacific
While Europe had been fighting the Nazis on home territory, another limb of the war was being simultaneously fought many thousands of miles away in the Pacific. This conflict ended on 15th August 1945. This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
What is a Memoir? Is it The Same Thing as an Autobiography?
At LifeBook, we’re often asked what the difference is between a memoir, an autobiography, and a biography. Although there are differences, a LifeBook can be whatever you want it to be. The beauty is that, however you refer to it, it is your story, captured for generations to come.
Harvesting Revolution Since Our Authors’ Farming Childhoods
Over the years, LifeBook has helped many autobiography authors who grew up on a farm. When they were children, harvesting was a very manual affair. Today, technology has enabled a different, and very efficient, practice.
Memoir Photography: Today and Tomorrow
In our modern world, we are surrounded by images. In fact, we are almost obsessed with images. Smartphones allow everyone to snap photos in an instant and immediately share them with friends, family and on social media. When they come to creating their own memoir in decades to come, what a wealth of photos they will have at their disposal.
LifeBook Author Richard Maylam Visits The Office
At LifeBook, we’re lucky that our authors often pop into our offices. It might be to see finished memoirs prior to beginning their own, to meet with their project manager, or to collect their finished books. That’s exactly what Richard did, he was keen to return to LifeBook to thank the team personally.
Brexit and the Goldsmiths: When Change is the Trigger
For the past three years, the UK has been in political turmoil following the referendum that has led to Brexit and for one author, Ian Goldsmith, it was that potential for unforeseeable change that provided the trigger for creating his LifeBook, which he wrote in conjunction with his sister Susan Ramsdale.
World-renowned Ghostwriter Andrew Crofts Visits LifeBook
Andrew Crofts is a world-renowned ghostwriter, and he recently visited LifeBook. He chatted to LifeBook's founder Roy about the use of ghostwriters and the private autobiography industry as a whole. Andrew was most interested in the way LifeTime Memoirs separates the interviewer from the ghostwriter.
Personal Delivery to Flower Specialist Geoff Spriggs
LifeBook's founder Roy and members of the production team went to visit Geoffrey Spriggs at his business, Spriggs Florists, to personally deliver the copies of his memoir and to interview him about his experience. He also shared the story of when he met the Queen while working at Buckingham Palace.