We help you capture memories…
From the moment we’re born we start to gather memories that will shape our futures and the lives of our families. Sadly, many of our stories are disappearing. Letters have always provided us with an insight into people’s lives but with the arrival of electronic communication, the art of letter writing is rapidly disappearing. Families can be scattered and our busy lives leave us little time for reflection and personal connection.
In a continually changing digital world, a book is a tangible possession which will always be accessible to everyone. In years to come your great grandchildren will be part of a collective family memory that will give them a framework to their own lives.
We keep it personal…
“I found it a very uplifting experience relating my memories to Sarah. The result was a very fine book which has amazed all my family and friends.”
The process of creating a Life Story Book is very personal and, as the writer and interviewer, I feel it’s important to get to know my clients so that I can write the best possible book for them. Because I do all the interviews and the writing myself, I can go beyond the photographs and the dry facts to find my client’s ‘voice’ and reflect their personality, both in the narrative style and chapter structure of the book.
It’s also important to me that the process is enjoyable and rewarding and the interview sessions are relaxed and informal. It’s a fantastic project for an older person and a wonderful way to focus on achievements and relationships.
On a personal note, I’ve met so many people who’ve said to me “I wish you were around when my mother/father/aunt/grandparents were alive…” It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives and we all think our loved ones will be with us forever. Make 2018 the year that you get those stories written down and preserve those precious photos and documents. Your great, great grandchildren will thank you for it!
We are professional…
“Sarah interviewed my mother, pawed over photographs and undertook meticulous research. The result was a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated and bound to the highest quality. We now have something to treasure and memories that could so easily have been lost, will now be preserved for future generations of our family.”
A Life Story Book is an investment in your family and we feel that it should therefore be of the highest quality, both in terms of writing and appearance. If it’s not enjoyable to read and wonderful to look at, it’ll soon stay on a shelf, gathering dust! Our clients always tell us that their books take pride of place and are read over and over again.
To your family, your book will be priceless…
“It is so important to capture memories, before it’s too late and they are gone forever. A Memory Book is a gift for a lifetime. Thank you Sarah – I will always be grateful for my very special Memory Book.”
Apart from being a great read and a beautiful thing to look at, our books are an investment in your family heritage. They provide a wonderful family reference document and social history, repairing and preserving precious photos and documents and making them available to all the family.
They have the additional future benefit of providing an opportunity for reminiscence therapy and memory sharing with a relative as they get older or begin to develop dementia. They also become an invaluable tool for future residential care staff or home carers.
Find out more about our Specialist Books.
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