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Apr 23, 2020

Give Mom the Gift of a Lifetime This Mother’s Day

She’s the woman who gave you life. She cheered you on at events, supported you in all your passions, and set you up for a life of success. You never know how to express just how much she means to you. This Mother’s Day, give her something she can cherish for years to come. Her own autobiography.

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Apr 14, 2020

The Time to Write Your Life Story is Now

As many Americans have reached the three-week mark of staying in place during the spread of COVID-19, you may be running out of things to do. How many times can you organize your pantry, spring clean your home, or watch another movie on Netflix? Perhaps this is the time to start your memoirs? Let us help you start writing your story.

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Mar 13, 2020

Keen to Capture Your Life Stories or That of Your Parents?

Roy has recently given interviews about his passion for helping ordinary people telling their life stories, recording social history and how writing a memoir is a therapeutic project offering a real social benefit. He also expressed how integrity and personal service are paramount to the company.

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Mar 13, 2020

A Pot of Gold and a LifeTime of Memories 

Growing up, you heard stories of your grandparents’ great adventures and many struggles. This Saint Patrick’s Day, share memories and life stories of your family history. You’ll feel more wealthy than if you found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You’ll have cherished memories that will transcend generations.

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Mar 5, 2020

Handle Unanswered Questions Before it’s Too Late

Family stories around the dinner table seem to be a thing of the past with our on-the-move lifestyles. A survey found that 40 percent of families eat dinner together only three or fewer times a week, with 10 percent never eating dinner together at all. With the decline of shared meals runs the risk of losing out on family narratives.

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Feb 27, 2020

A Love That Transcends Time and Sickness

Though most of us will not experience a love story as magical and all-encompassing as found in “The Notebook”, we may love someone suffering from illness. How can you be there to support someone who may not remember you all the time? It is possible to stimulate brain activity by engaging them in activities.

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Feb 20, 2020

Transform Pain into A Gift that Gives Back

When your mother died, you had a million things on your mind, none of which involved how much you never were able to ask her. But when all phone calls were made, funeral arrangements finalized, and the flowers were selected for the service, you had a moment to reflect upon the pain of losing your mother, your biggest supporter and closest confidant.

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Jan 27, 2020

Bridging Generational Age Gaps With Family Stories

Our family stories, our legacies, all boil down to one thing: our loved ones. Those special Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s house. The Thanksgiving dinners. When we miss out on those important opportunities for communication, we miss out on more than the social experience. We miss out on new memories.

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Jan 20, 2020

The Best Is Yet To Come 

You may have read on your social media feed the trending story, “Keep Your Fork -The Best is Yet to Come” If you haven’t read the narration, all of us at LifeTime insist you do. The insightful tale gives you a hard look at what’s important in life. In essence, the story details the wishes of a man diagnosed with a terminal illness, given six months to live.

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Jan 13, 2020

A Project To Live For And a Life Worth Living 

When you reminisce about all of those good times you shared, like the music you danced to in your kitchen, you’re swept into the past. The friendly smell of that soap, the feel of a familiar sweater, it all stimulates your brain helping you stay focused on the present, while ever mindful of your beautiful lifetime past.

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Dec 31, 2019

It’s The Final Countdown with the Times Square ball

How did the Times Square New Year’s Eve extravaganza start and what is the story behind its famous ball? The ball has become its own sort of celebrity and has become so popular, it has its own website where you can learn all about its life story and also creep on it live, even right at this moment!

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Sep 7, 2018

LifeTime Author: Alan Beckett – My Recollections of the Filming

Watch the fascinating interview right here: Magnificent Mondays On Monday, 13th August 2018, I was invited to LifeTime headquarters in Godalming, Surrey, to take part in a TV commercial promoting […]

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Sep 6, 2018

LifeTime Supports Local Historian Paul Vickers’ Book Launch

Nathalie Garcia, LifeTime Memoirs 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 […]

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Aug 10, 2018

FPXP: A Project to Live For (Caring For Aging 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

LifeTime Memoirs completes their latest corporate history: SteelFab, Inc.

From Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers, the story of SteelFab, Inc. is a highly illustrated corporate history that chronicles the rise of what began as a small family business in ornamental handrails in the 1950s and is now a leader of the steel fabrication trade. The project was the first American corporate history project the team at LifeTime Memoirs has completed.

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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 LifeTime Memoirs interviewer?

LifeTime 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 LifeTime 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

LifeTime Does the Royal Wedding

Royal wedding fever hit the UK on 19th May and everyone is still talking about it. The LifeTime 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

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

LifeTime 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

LifeTime 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

LifeTime Memoirs Are Currently Experiencing Our Busiest Christmas

< With Christmas rapidly approaching (only three weeks to go at the time of writing!), we here at LifeTime Memoirs are currently experiencing our busiest Christmas production schedule yet. We’re […]

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Nov 20, 2017

LifeTime – 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

LifeTime Memoirs, a Lasting Legacy – Dreaming a Nation

At LifeTime Memoirs, 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 […]

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Aug 7, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs – This is Why We Do It.

A wonderful photo Tom, thank you! A huge thank you to Tom and Viebecke Vraalsen, who sent us this wonderful photograph upon completion of Tom’s LifeTime project in July and […]

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Jul 20, 2017

LifeTime’s a Great Way to Capture Your Memories

A very personal experience I can confirm, from personal experience, that LifeTime Memoirs really are premium private writers. When I decided I wanted to write my autobiography, I reviewed all the companies […]

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Jun 13, 2017

BBC Radio 4 Presenter Nick Baker Visits LifeTime

LifeTime Memoirs featured in “Niche work if you can get it” on BBC Radio 4 The show’s title is Niche work if you can get it (Life Story Writers).The program produced from […]

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May 18, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Give Dad a LifeTime Memoir for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, from LifeTime Memoirs! 1 – He already has everything! Anyone looking to find a special gift for their father will know it is not always easy to […]

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May 15, 2017

LifeTime Charity – An Evening With Chickenshed

LifeTime Memoirs 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.

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May 3, 2017

The First Greek LifeTime – An Opus Odyssey

Caroline, LifeTime Memoirs bespoke project manager, elaborates on why she decided to join LifeTime™ 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 an autobiography written in Greek.

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Apr 26, 2017

Life Story of Baba’s Auntie – Julie Coker

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 LifeTime Memoir: Love and Laughter in a Suitcase

We all hope you enjoy your LifeTime memoir Virginia! LifeTime Memoirs was honored to welcome Mrs Virginia Bayless and her daughter Brenda to the office for a coffee and cake […]

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Apr 13, 2017

Recipe for Aging Well: The Ingredients

This editorial introduces some familiar ideas about ageing well Aging 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 LifeTime memoir: Jules Moëd, Life is for sharing.

Jules Moëd talking about his autobiography Life is for Sharing These are video interviews of Jules Moëd for the very first LifeTime memoir and the inspiration for the LifeTime Memoirs […]

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Apr 10, 2017

A LifeTime 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

LifeTime Memoirs’ latest project “The Real Life of Brian”

The Real Life of Brian is the title of Mr Brian Hallard’s LifeTime autobiography The LifeTime team are very proud to announce the completion of Mr Brian Hallard’s autobiography. 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 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.

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Mar 30, 2017

Memoir – 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 cement themselves in your mind, but they often make for some great reading! Since we’re sharing, here’s a few of mine.

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Mar 16, 2017

LifeTime™ Autobiographies – A Legacy Lived, A Legacy Shared.

Experience the journey of a LifeTime 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

With these steps complete, you’re ready to get started on creating a written record of your life, that lasting legacy to pass on to your family and friends. If you feel you can’t manage that task unaided, our team at LifeTime Memoirs will be happy to offer you all the support you need, from words writing, design, typesetting, and printing.

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Feb 27, 2017

The LifeTime Experience – Your Memoirs

Perhaps you have always wanted to write your memoirs but have never found the time or maybe you have suggested to a relative that you would love to hear all about their life. LifeTime makes capturing your memoirs easy and enjoyable. With the help of the project manager and other team members, we make the process run smoothly.

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Feb 21, 2017

Your Life Story & My Role As LifeTime Editor

At LifeTime Memoirs, 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, it is not my place to decide what is included or left out of a memoir. That decision is down to the author. Each memoir reflects the author’s life story as they see it.

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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

Your life story means something to someone Everyone has a story to tell and, yes, yours is every bit as interesting as anything you’ll find on the shelf in your […]

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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 LifeTime Writers Hear Voices

How to ghostwrite a compelling memoir To be a successful LifeTime Memoir writer, it’s essential to have the ability to capture and maintain the storyteller’s ‘voice’ throughout the book. If […]

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Feb 15, 2017

Roy talks about LifeTime to Alara Kap of Based Istanbul

Alara Kap talks about how he fell in love with LifeTime Memoirs during a family gathering where he found myself listening closely to the story of Roy Moed. He likes how, from the first words to first heartbreaks, unkept promises to kept secrets, LifeTime reveals as much as one is willing to; without any judgment or prejudice.

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Nov 11, 2016

Forgotten war stories brought alive with LifeTime Memoirs

Remembering the stories of the brave men and women who fought in the war The best history books are packed with first-hand accounts, detailed anecdotes and unique perspectives that reveal […]

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Oct 13, 2016

The Times Visits LifeTime

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 LifeTime Memoirs 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 LifeTime Record

We were very pleased to be visited by our LifeTime 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 LifeTime: 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 — LifeTime A Unique Gift for a Unique Father

It’s hard to buy a Father’s Day present for a man who has everything. LifeTime Memoirs specializes in helping people to record their life’s journey—a tangible embodiment of personal triumphs and hardships. For Bob Fitzsimmons and his sister, it was exactly the unique gift they were looking for to give to their 70-year-old father, Tom, based in Florida.

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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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Mar 4, 2016

Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Bob Pryor – husband of Brenda, a member of the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club, who won the Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition Bob has won the opportunity to […]

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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 […]

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Oct 9, 2014

Findmypast and LifeTime Memoirs Partnership Announced

Leading family history site Findmypast.co.uk is working with LifeTime Memoirs to help everyone create their personal autobiography LifeTime Memoirs helps you create your own personal history, to pass down to […]

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Jan 28, 2014

What’s your legacy? Tell your amazing story with LifeTime Memoirs

Rafael Zurita’s experience of LifeTime Memoirs 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 […]

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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’s story of LifeTime Memoirs caught the attention of The Daily Mail’s This is Money. He tells them how an exercise to put purpose back into his dad’s life and give him a reason to look forward to tomorrow led to the idea and birth of LifeTime Memoirs.

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Nov 11, 2013

LifeTime Memoirs in the News Raising War Story Awareness!

LifeTime Memoirs has taken to the airwaves to help highlight the importance of capturing the war stories for future generations. Important historical events and anecdotes of major significance. We have been featured in The IrishExaminer, The Guardian, The Independent, The Herald Scotland and on Sky News and ITV This Morning.

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Nov 10, 2013

Two Thirds regret not writing down grandparents’ war stories

As we approach Remembrance Day, it is a time to remember our countrymen but it has been revealed that despite 64% of Brits being told war stories by family members, only 8% of us have recorded them for future generations – important historical events and anecdotes that will soon be lost forever.

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Oct 2, 2013

Turning Precious Memories into Manuscripts

Getting our most treasured memories down on paper is something many of us think about but often we don’t know how to do it. Writing an autobiography seems to sit with celebrities who have a star-studded story to tell but we all know we’d prefer to leave more than our photos and trinkets behind for our families to remember us by.

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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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