I have been a traditional bookbinder for 44 years, and self employed Master Bookbinder and conservator for 35 years, and in that time I have had great success slowly re-introducing traditional bookbinding back to it's rightful place, as an art form. I have re-located my workshop from the UK to Victoria BC,Canada.
My late uncle Bob was a very accomplished film and tv director/writer, his television work included The Avengers, The Saint, Man in a Suitcase, The Darling Buds of May etc....He also gave Sean Connery his first big break as 007 (put in a "word" for him apparently ;).....Here's his bio for those interested. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0873541/
Unique traits: No-one in the world does work like mine (so I've frequently been told) :)
Film (short) by Jim Knox Actor My late wife Margaret Stead produced this short clip which was directed by award winning film maker John Knox.
I don't do what I do to be honoured or awarded, the fact that someone once referred to me as "A smart arsed bookbinder who can actually perform miracles and has taken the craft back to it's highest level" is more than reward and recognition for me.