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At LifeBook, we are fortunate to have people who are very gifted with the written word. Many of them have a background in journalism, and, from time to time, they contribute articles reflecting on topics relating to our services and general life observations.

Oct 15, 2020

How Can We Combat Loneliness in Older Adults?

Loneliness: Covid-19 has made an already dire situation worse. What can we do? With the world facing many more difficult months in its battle with Covid-19, the population of elderly […]

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Oct 2, 2020

LifeBook in the good company of Poirot and others on ITV3

The Gift of a Lifetime campaign is now on ITV3 As a result of triple-digit growth since our campaign The Gift of a Lifetime started in May, we are now […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Barbara Thompson’s upcoming autobiography and TV appearance

Barbara Thompson is as relevant as ever, with her autobiography and appearance on Channel 4 Barbara Thompson MBE is a legend of the global jazz scene, and her career has […]

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Sep 11, 2020

LifeBook’s founder Roy appears in the Leaders Council podcast

Roy was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with legendary Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill explored Roy’s views on leadership, how leadership has […]

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Aug 25, 2020

Making memories by travelling the globe – 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 wherever they […]

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Aug 14, 2020

VJ Day: Remembering the life stories of those who fought in the Pacific

On 8th May 2020, the UK celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War – known as Victory in Europe or VE Day – and in […]

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Jul 31, 2020

What Is A Memoir?

What is a memoir? At LifeBook, 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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Jul 24, 2020

LifeBook: Harvesting Revolution Since Our Autobiography 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 […]

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Jul 15, 2020

LifeBook Donates Autobiography Package to Coutts Covid Auction

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed our lives. Many people need help. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a corona virus appeal in which Coutts is participating and is […]

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Jun 29, 2020

LifeBook’s The Gift of a Lifetime TV campaign expansion June 29

Following the successful start across the Sky Network, we are now expanding our TV campaign to Talking Pictures, Eden, Alibi and TCM Movies. The creative team behind the campaign is […]

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Jun 19, 2020

Autobiography photos: today and tomorrow

In our modern world, we are surrounded by images. In fact, we are almost obsessed with images. Furthermore, smartphones allow everyone to snap photos in an instant and immediately share […]

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Jun 10, 2020

LifeBook’s Transition to Remote Interviews

I love telling people about my job as an editor for LifeBook. People are, without fail, fascinated by the idea and overwhelmingly positive. The phrase I hear more than any […]

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Jun 4, 2020

Lifebook’s The Gift of a Lifetime radio campaign launches today

Today we are extending our The Gift of a Lifetime campaign to radio. You can hear the new ads on talkRADIO, talkSPORT, talkSPORT2 and Virgin. The creative minds behind the […]

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May 14, 2020

LifeBook’s The Gift of a Lifetime TV ad launching May 15

The first of a series of TV ads for our campaign The Gift of a Lifetime is being launched across thirteen TV channels tomorrow. Channels include Sky News, National Geographic, […]

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Apr 30, 2020

LifeBook’s new campaign, The Gift of a Lifetime, has commenced

We are very pleased to announce that we have just launched our new campaign: The Gift of a Lifetime. The campaign will be seen across TV, magazines and in national […]

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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 17, 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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Jan 17, 2020

LifeBook on the BBC, 16th January 2020

On 16th January 2020, the founder of LifeBook, Roy Moëd, was invited by the BBC to appear on Business Live’s ‘Inside Track’. Check out the video below! The segment focus […]

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Dec 10, 2019

LifeBook Author Mr Richard Maylam Visits The Office

Richard Maylam Thanks the LifeBook Team At LifeBook, we’re lucky that our authors often pop into our offices in Godalming. It might be to see some finished books prior to […]

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Nov 18, 2019

Brexit and the Goldsmiths: When Change is the Trigger

Brexit will change the relationship of the UK with the EU, as well as with the rest of the world. In many different ways, it will also affect UK and […]

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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 honoured 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 favourite 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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Oct 26, 2018

Ghostwriting for LifeBook: Fay Wrixon

Ghostwriter Fay Wrixon visits LifeBook The LifeBook team enjoyed a fun visit and sushi lunch last week with one of our accomplished writers, Fay Wrixon, who came to visit our […]

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Sep 7, 2018

LifeBook Author: Alan Beckett – My Recollections of the Filming

Watch the fascinating interview right here: Magnificent Monday’s 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 Ageing 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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Sep 27, 2017

Corporate History – LifeBook CustomBespoke

Corporate History  A fascinating corporate history bespoke project Having captured the fascinating story of the growth of one of the largest renewable energy companies in the world, we are now at the exciting […]

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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™ are 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 – Opus 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 Ageing Well: The Ingredients

This editorial introduces some familiar ideas about ageing well. Ageing 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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Feb 15, 2017

Roy Talks About LifeBook to Alara Kap of BASED ISTANBUL

LifeBook is a project I came across and fell in love with during a family gathering where I found myself listening closely to the story of Roy Moed, a man who […]

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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  […]

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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 — LifeBook A Unique Gift for a Unique Father

LifeBook USA 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 that […]

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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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Apr 19, 2016

LifeBook Expands to the USA and Calls The Villages Home

British based company LifeBook has expanded to the USA and are now proudly calling The Villages home. The company offers the unique service of helping people all over the world […]

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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 the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club, who won the Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition. Bob  has won the opportunity […]

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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 you have – and what were their names? Where did you play? What were your […]

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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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Nov 21, 2013

Roy Moëd: “Special Last Months with My Dad Inspired My Business Idea.”

Roy Moëd, Founder of LifeBook, tells Daily Mail’s how an exercise to put purpose back into his dad’s life and give him a reason to look forward to tomorrow led to […]

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Nov 11, 2013

LifeBook in the News!

LifeBook has taken to the airwaves to help highlight that despite 64% of Brits being told war stories by a parent or grandparent, only 8% of us have recorded them […]

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Nov 10, 2013

Two-Thirds of Brits Regret Not Writing Down Grandparents’ War Stories

– 64% of Britons have been told war stories by a grandparent or parent but only 8% have recorded them to preserve for future generations – Only 4% of Britons […]

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Oct 2, 2013

Turning Memories into Manuscripts

Why Everyone has an Important Story to Tell Getting our most treasured memories down on paper is something many of us think about but often we don’t know how to […]

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Aug 28, 2013

Everybody Has a Story to Tell – Roy Moëd of LifeBook

Entrepreneur Roy Moëd set up LifeBook, a bespoke autobiography service, in 2010 with the mission of helping older people enjoy their lives and ‘age successfully’. He was inspired by his […]

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