Brought up in Lockwood and Milnsbridge. Worked in textile mills until became book dealer and opened Daisy Lane Books in Holmfirth 1983 and Arcadia Books in Byram Arcade. Moved to France 1993 and returned 3 years ago. Now run Colne Valley Books and collectables in conjunction with Elaine Lonsdale. Shop in Brittania Mills Slaithwaite.