Oct 9, 2009

Mr Swansea Tells His Story

Tuesday night the 13th of October will see the launch of one of Swansea’s most famous sons’ autobiography. Mr Swansea by Mel Nurse tells the story of man who has played for, supported and saved Swansea city football club on numerous occasions. He is also a successful and well liked business man. From a modest upbringing in an area rich in sporting and cultural icons, Mel Nurse shares his fascinating, frank, funny and at times moving memories of a lifetime. Mel served Swansea Town with distinction in two spells between 1955 and 1971, and also played for Wales, alongside legends like the Charles brothers, Ivor Allchurch and Cliff Jones in a golden era for Welsh football.

Co-author Peter Welsh said,

“When Mel Nurse learned the story of his life in football was to be called Mr. Swansea, he was typically modest and not-a-little embarrassed; supporters of his beloved Swansea City however are unanimous in their belief no-one is more deserving of such a lofty title. As both a player during the golden era of the 1950's and a benefactor in the dark days of the mid-80's, Mel's contribution to the club is immeasurable, and he remains a popular and prominent figure around the city he loves so much."

Mr Swansea by Mel Nurse is published by Y Lolfa and is priced at £9.95.

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