He was born in London in 1896.
Kept inside for most of his childhood,
he developed a great love for books.
As a young man,
he was apprenticed to a bookbinder.
Albert excelled at this work.
Eventually, he progressed to being a book gilder,
adding gold leaf to fine tomes.
Albert did not pass the medical to enlist in the army to fight in WW1.
Instead he joined the home guard.
It was in this store that he met book lover, Violet Brennan.
They married in 1919
and had 6 children:
Baxter b. 1920
Josephine b. 1921
Lucy b. 1923
Edgar b. 1926
Oliver b. 1927
Warren b. 1930.
Albert lived with congenital deformities.
What is my attitude to those born with disabilities?
Do I believe parents-to-be should be given the option
to abort children with life-threatening complications
or chromosomal abnormalities?