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Mel's experience of playing music and as a social worker and community development worker has enriched his interest in writing about London communities and the social history of popular music.




As a drummer Mel has spent over forty years gigging. Working men's clubs, pubs and sixties & seventies blues club scene.

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What's  New

bulletMel's new novel is called Roundabout  and is the final volume of his Hastings trilogy. This follows One Thing and Another (2012) and You Can Save Me (2014). All published by Deptford Forum publishing.


Available on Amazon

See Review by Chris Connelly - Hastings Independent Press

Reviews & Reader's Comments



Through a glass lightly | Society | The Guardian

"Alcoholism, anger management, loneliness, pensioner poverty, racism: the problems customers can brew up in a pub with a shouty street market on the doorstep are enough to fill a social worker's week."

A new book tells how a German-speaking teacher attempted to tame rebellious post-war youngsters in north London, writes Peter Gruner - Camden New Journal
JUDITH AMANTHIS discovers an Austrian artist who was inspired by working-class youth in 1950s Britain.


Beyond the Jiving looks at artist's life

Author Mel Wright's Beyond the Jiving is a fascinating portrait of an artist's life, writes Germaine Arnold.

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