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At LifeTime Memoirs, 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.

Apr 26, 2017

The Amazing Story of Former Broadcaster Julie Coker

Every life story of our authors is fascinating and provides an important insight into each family’s history. LifeTime Memoirs is proud to have been involved in the family autobiography of Julie Coker, former Nigerian television broadcaster and founder of the Richard Coker Foundation charity supporting anemia research.

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Apr 20, 2017

Bespoke LifeTime Memoir: Love and Laughter in a Suitcase

LifeTime Memoirs was honored to welcome Virginia Bayless and her daughter Brenda to the office for a coffee and cake presentation. Brenda’s final manuscript was over 152,000 words. We upgraded her memoir to our beautiful larger format hand-bound and stitched linen book and it is one of the biggest books in our library.

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Apr 13, 2017

Recipe for Aging Well: The Ingredients

Afraid of the ticking clock? Not sure you’ll be aging well? The LifeTime Memoirs’ team offers eight suggestions on how to age well: use it or lose it, embrace the senior moment, old dogs new tricks, a change is a good as a rest, there is more time than you think, tasks of aging, sandwich generation, and eat drink and be merry.

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Apr 11, 2017

The very first LifeTime memoir: Jules Moëd, Life is for sharing

Jules talks about his memoir and the story behind the title “Life is for sharing”. “I wasn’t too ambitious, I decided that life was for living. I didn’t work too late or come in too early. I had a nice business, I didn’t have sleepless nights, and I just ran a business. I didn’t make big profits but enough to live on and I was happy that way.”

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Apr 10, 2017

A LifeTime Memoir – A Gift With Real Meaning

An autobiographical journey can bring renewed purpose and inspiration to older people. Moreover, all of the people who have gifted a LifeTime Memoirs project to a loved one express the joy it has given the family, probing fascinating discussions and enabling amazing discoveries about the past.

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Apr 7, 2017

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

The LifeTime Memoirs team is very proud to announce the completion of Brian Hallard’s autobiography “The Real Life of Brian”. The project was gifted to Brian by his two sons who were present when he was being presented with his finalized copies in the library of a lovely private club in central London.

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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! My earliest memory was a time pottering around the kitchen at three years old, whilst my mother was sitting on the floor.

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Mar 16, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs – A Legacy Lived, A Legacy Shared.

Experience the journey of a LifeTime autobiography by listening to testimonials from our clients, interviewers, and ghost-writers. We come across many reasons why our clients want to create or gift an autobiography, but whatever the motivation it can be cathartic and enlightening to be interviewed about your own life.

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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 diaries, fact and fiction, that have fascinated and entertained – and sometimes educated – us. A diary can be a window to the soul or a record of events – or perhaps both. Why not start your diary today?

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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 by your experiences, your memories, and your own stamp on social history. Think about how many millions of people would recount the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II differently.

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Feb 16, 2017

Precious Memories and Cherished Values

What do we really know about our grandparents and parents? A comment I hear so often is: “I know so little about my grandparents and even my own parents’ lives. What made them the people they became and what choices did they have to make in their lives?” When I read my mother’s memoir as an adult I understood where the root of her anger stemmed from.

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Feb 16, 2017

When LifeTime Ghostwriters Hear Voices

To be a successful LifeTime ghostwriter, it’s essential to have the ability to capture and maintain the storyteller’s ‘voice’ throughout the book. Consider the difference between a biography and an autobiography. In a biography, there’s a distance between the writer and the subject. The opposite with an autobiography.

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Feb 15, 2017

LifeTime’s founder talks to Alara Kap from Based Istanbul

Alara Kap talks about how he fell in love with LifeTime Memoirs during a family gathering where he found himself listening closely to the story of Roy Moëd. He likes how, from the first words to the 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

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, the memories of those who have lived through times of war are firmly at the forefront of the nation’s minds.

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Oct 13, 2016

The Times Visits LifeTime Memoirs

Dave Waller from The Times visited LifeBook’s, LifeTime Memoirs’ parent company, head office for an interview with founder Roy Moëd. The interview resulted in David’s article “For everybody’s life story, there’s a ghostwriter”. He was intrigued by the titles of the memoirs in the bookshelf, including Unfinished Journey, I Hate Ships and Oil Companies.

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Jul 22, 2016

LifeTime Joins Reader’s Digest’s Latest Podcast

In Reader’s Digest’s latest podcast, LifeTime Memoirs is in the good company of best-selling novelist Santa Montefiore, who talks about her new book Daughters of Castle Deverill, singer-songwriter Harriet and debut writer Kit de Waal. Moreover, the editorial team discusses the transition from childhood to adulthood.

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Jul 22, 2016

A LifeTime Memoirs Record – 608 pages!

John Franklin popped in to sign the copy for our memoir library. He sets the record with his very long and interesting memoir. Whilst our normal books are usually around 160 pages long with 60 photographs, at 608 pages and with numerous photographs, letters and documents, The Weaver and His Crinoline Lady is our biggest LifeTime memoir yet!

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Jul 6, 2016

BBC: Recording Your Life Story in a Book Just Got Easier

We were very honored to be featured in BBC’s article “Memoirs are no longer just for the rich and famous” telling the stories of memoir gifters Ali Levin and memoir author Ichko Gombodorj. The article also covers the inspiration behind the company and how the LifeTime Memoirs expert team delivers the service.

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Jun 10, 2016

Father’s Day — A Unique Gift for a Unique Father

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

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Mar 4, 2016

Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition Winner

Congratulations to Bob Pryor, winner of the Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition. Bob won the opportunity to have his autobiography produced by LifeTime Memoirs. He was presented with his prize by LifeTime’s founder Roy at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club with his close friends and family.

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Apr 28, 2015

Story that will transcend death’s divide

On the plus side, Grant Branton lives in a beautiful house with a view of Brighton’s seafront from his front door. The less good news is that he has terminal cancer and is not sure how long he has to live. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he has found his own special way of fighting back. He is writing his autobiography.

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Jan 14, 2015

Do You Want to Write Your Own Life Story?

Are you considering writing your life story? Are your family and friends constantly nudging you to get your act together and pen your autobiography? Is the idea of it compelling but a bit daunting? Have you tried but do not know where to start? We have put together a few questions that will help to get you into an autobiographical frame of mind.

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Oct 9, 2014

Family History Experts Findmypast Partners with LifeTime

Findmypast and LifeTime Memoirs just announced their partnership. A match made in heaven. LifeTime helps you create your own personal history, to pass down to future generations, and with their searchable online archive of over 1.8 billion family history records, Findmypast has all the records needed to fill in the details.

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Jan 28, 2014

What’s Your Legacy? Tell Your Amazing Story with LifeTime

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 all about. It was only when I saw the end result, that I was able to fully appreciated how meaningful and personal this luxurious gift, a memoir, is for anyone.

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Nov 21, 2013

The Last Months With My Dad Inspired My Business Idea

Roy Moëd, Founder of LifeTime Memoirs, story caught the attention of The Daily Mail. Roy talks about 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 of LifeTime Memoirs. The interviews for his memoir quickly became the highlight of his father’s week.

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Nov 11, 2013

LifeTime 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.

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Nov 10, 2013

67% Regret Not Writing Down Family’s 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. Act before it is too late.

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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 LifeTime Memoirs

Entrepreneur Roy Moëd set up LifeTime Memoirs, a bespoke autobiography service, in 2010 with the mission of helping older people enjoy their lives and ‘age successfully’. He was inspired by his elderly father, Jules, who was blind, in a care home and felt he had nothing left to live for. Roy was very affected by the experience.

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