About Us

Life Story Books was set up by husband and wife team Ian and Julia Trevett, to help people preserve precious family memories in a hardback, high quality book.

The couple strongly believe that family stories are worth treasuring and keeping for future generations.

The business started in 2007, originally called Relatively Speaking. It was inspired by Ian’s regret that had he never recorded his dad’s stories and memories. By this stage, his father was living with advanced Alzheimers and dementia, and it was sadly too late. (See Why Life Story Books Matter for more on the inspiration behind the business.)

After helping over 30 people create autobiographies, the business was put on hold for a few years. However, Ian realised that the books were his passion, and the business was relaunched.

He says: “Helping someone create an autobiography is an incredibly rewarding experience. By asking the right questions, you can trigger long-lost memories, and help people relive momentous occasions in their life. And nothing beats the reaction when people see their own story printed as a book.”

Ian has been a writer and editor for thirty years. He edited Sussex Life, Surrey Life and Kent Life, and co-launched the UK’s highest circulation regional business magazine, Platinum Business Magazine.

In Life Story Books, he is joined by Julia Trevett. Julia is also an experienced full-time writer, specialising in digital and web content.

The couple are supported by a carefully chosen network of writers, editors, designers and proof-readers.