Imagine a book filled with stories about someone. Stories as told by you, their family and/or friends. Stories collected (by you or me) through chatting rather than writing them down, much more fun, plus questions can be asked to get those little snippets of information they might not think to include.
It would be a book to keep for the next generation. Stories of places visited, friends made and the crazy, daft, amazing things they’ve got up to.
It was listening to my Father-in-Law tell his stories that gave me the idea for these little books, so it seemed fitting that the first one I created should be for him.
At 93, his days are quieter now but they weren’t always. He is full of stories; living through WW2, travelling the world with his job and Europe with his family, enjoying the finer things in life and playing hard with family and friends.
Sat with family he loves to tell them and one day I started to scribble them down, I just thought how awful it would be if they got forgotten. I got a total of 59, from delivering Spitfires, to being chased up the M1 and meeting Princess Diana.
I created a simple family tree that sits at the front of the book, so everyone reading the stories can see who is who and added in a few photos too.
If you know someone who has stories that need keeping safe drop me a message. We’ll talk about:
(1) What the ‘theme’ of the stories might be – if there is one.
2) Who would tell the stories, could be one person or a group of ‘story tellers’, the more people the more variety of stories ;-)
(3) Who would collate the stories and/or edit them.
(4) How many copies you would like printed.
Once we have decided on the 4 points above I can quote on the cost of putting the book together. The printing of the books will be done by Kim and her team at KallKwik Northampton, I do not put anything on top of their prices.
Got a question? Drop me a message.