"All my life I have wanted to write a book, and now, thanks to Bound Biographies, I have achieved my ambition"
"We have been helping people write
their life stories for 25 years, and
have over 400 delighted customers who
can vouch for our service"
"We help ordinary people write their life
stories, but in the 25 years we’ve been
doing business, we’ve yet to meet an
Welcome to Bound Biographies
Recording Your Past For The Future
Our objective is simple:
To make the writing of your life story enjoyable by providing friendly and professional assistance, and to produce books with which you are delighted.
Since starting the company in 1991, Michael Oke and his team have helped over 400 people do just that.
Whether you've yet to put pen to paper, want us to write your life story for you, or have largely written the manuscript and want a book for family and friends to enjoy, we can help.
“Bound Biographies is the premier life story writing company in the UK.”
Sarah White - President of Association of Personal Historians 2012-2015
Bound Biographies prides itself in providing a 'hand-holding' service at every stage of the process. This has been developed and honed over two decades and we know of no more comprehensive or enjoyable service.
We always relish a challenge, so whatever your requirements, please phone Mike for a chat. He will explain various options and prices, and even if we can't help, we'll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Some of Our Books
Your Life Story
Most people think that a biography is
only for the rich and famous, not for
the 'ordinary' person. However, at
Bound Biographies, we do not believe
that anyone is simply 'ordinary'. Everyone
has a story to tell - about their
childhood, their family, perhaps their
experiences of the war years, their education
and employment, travels around
the world, and coming to terms with
all the changes and challenges that
life throws at them.
Bound Biographies is the premier bespoke life writing and biography company in the UK. Situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, Bound Biographies can help you record your past for the future. We
have been helping people write their
life stories for 25 years, and
have worked on over 400 projects.
Visit our services page to find out how we can bring your story to life.
The Bound Biographies story started in 1991 when Michael Oke saw an article about a young man helping his grandfather to write his life story. Mike loved the idea and placed an advertisement in a local newspaper. Roy Barton, a retired headmaster from Burghfield Common, near Reading, got in touch and the two met up. Encouraged by his son, Roy had written dozens of pages about his early life and wanted help in turning it into a book.