Your Personal Biographer: Family History from StoryTerrace

Your Personal Biographer: Family History from StoryTerrace


As seen on BBC Dragons’ Den, StoryTerrace makes it possible for anyone to turn their life story into a bespoke book, as an heirloom to pass down to future generations.

Whether you want to focus on key turning points in your life – or uncover your family history – their team of editors will carefully match you with a professional ghostwriter to create a unique memoir in the authentic voice of the storyteller.

StoryTerrace writers have been recruited from leading newspapers and publishers including the BBCThe GuardianThe TimesThe Daily Telegraph, Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Penguin. The company has over 650 vetted writers on its books worldwide.

It’s the perfect opportunity to create something meaningful for you and the people you love to enjoy for years to come.


  • Personalised writer matching: pairing the customer with a professional ghostwriter, from a selection of over 150 in the UK, based on interest, personality and background.
  • 6-10 hours of interviews, depending on the package: after completing a fun and easy questionnaire, the writer will meet the storyteller in-person or remotely (via video or phone calls) to get to know them and start structuring their story.
  • Writing, editing and design: with a dedicated team consisting of a writer, editor and designer, memories will be put to paper, first in a draft format ready for the storyteller’s approval, before moving onto the final edit, proofreading and design stages.

Book copies: once the finishing touches have been applied, the storyteller will receive four hardcover, full colour copies of their book, plus a digital copy, delivered to their door within 2-3 weeks.

EXCLUSIVE TO HISTORY HIT: Receive a complimentary fifth copy of your book

“Recording your life story in a book just got easier” – BBC

“The writer can come to your home, and there are always things there that will prompt questions and memories” – Saga Magazine

“The voice of the customer comes through, you create something really unique and beautiful” – The New York Times

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This experience is valid for booking for 2 years from the date of purchase. If you want to capture your life story in full, upgrade packages are available for purchase.
Bespoke options are also available (e.g. translations, extra books, family history research, etc). Contact History Hit with any requests for a quote. The complete process of creating a book takes approximately 2-3 months.

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