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Occupation Retired Antiquarian Bookseller
Location Varen, Tarn et Garonne, France
Introduction I have had a life with books. Moving from Middlesbrough to Manchester Public Library then Bolton, where I ran a Branch Library. My interest has always been children's and illustrated classic literature so when I started my bookselling career, this is what I decided to specialise in.I think my background in Libraries and the knowledge I gained there set me on the path to becoming a very successful bookseller and I gained first membership of the PBFA [Provincial Booksellers Assoc.] and then a couple of years later was admitted to the prestigious ABA [Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc.] Having the courage to exhibit at Book Fairs in the USA made a huge difference. We moved to France in 2001 and have never regretted that decision