Welcome to Red Letter Books

You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s worth saying again:

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family, and future generations, is a personal account of your life. Don’t let your family wish they’d known more about your life – tell them what you want them to know, and preserve your memories and experiences forever.

That’s all very well, you might say, but writing a life story isn’t actually that simple to do:

  • Perhaps you've decided to write your life story yourself, or you've been badgered to write down your memories. But where do you begin?
  • Perhaps you've started to write, but become daunted by the task ahead.
  • Perhaps you don't have the time to sit down and write.
  • Perhaps you think your life story is rather dull and you don't feel inspired to write.
  • Perhaps you don’t have confidence in your ability to write your life story.

Well, here at Red Letter Books we can help you produce an engaging life story, complete with photographs and other memorabilia, in a beautifully designed hardback book - and all YOU have to do is talk to us!

Your ‘Life Story Book’ will make an ideal gift to your family, perhaps to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary, the birth of a grandchild, a retirement or just for Christmas. Or maybe you need to record your life story before it’s too late, or just for your own personal satisfaction.

Alternatively, perhaps you would like to give the gift of a ‘Life Story Book’ to your loved one - see our ‘Gift Vouchers’ page for further details.

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A life story is the story a person chooses to tell about the life he or she has lived, told as completely and honestly as possible, what is remembered of it, and what the teller wants others to know of it, usually as a result of a guided interview by another.

The definition of a 'life story', according to the Center for the Study of Lives at the University of Southern Maine