Paul started binding about twenty years ago at an evening class at the Robinson Library (Newcastle University) bindery. Since then he has carried out many repairs and re-binds on his own books, some for friends, and many on a volunteer basis for the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
As can be seen here, he has also carried out designed bindings, usually for books bought in sheets from private presses, although he has had one commission. Since taking early retirement Paul has been able to carry out much more binding work.
Paul is one of the current editors of BOOKBINDER, the SoB journal.