Pat Chrisfield is one of those people who, firmly and with conviction, but nevertheless quietly and without making any fuss about it, make the world a better place. Here at LifeBook, we love to hear stories like hers.
Imagine learning more about your great-grandparents’ lives, their stories, values and challenges, and your heritage. That’s the gift you are giving your family and future generations when you put your story to paper and write your memoir. What are the Benefits of Writing a Memoir? Writing a memoir is beneficial for both the author and […]
You can’t insure your memory, but you can insure your memories by writing them down. The nature and processes of memory have fascinated scientists for thousands of years, but much is still shrouded in mystery. In this piece, we delve into what we do know to answer that age-old question: what is memory?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.