Mr Swansea Tells His Story

Welsh Books Council

Mr Swansea Tells His Story - 12 October 2009

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."

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