Maurice Smelt

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Maurice Smelt

Maurice Smelt was born in Borneo and ‘came home’ at seven. An Exhibi­tioner of Sherborne School and Major Scholar of Trin­ity Hall, Cam­bridge, he seemed fated for aca­demia but escaped into advert­ising and became cre­at­ive dir­ector of his agency. Hav­ing helped to set up Writers in Busi­ness, a spe­cial­ist com­pany that scrip­ted any­thing from polit­ical speeches to mul­ti­me­dia extra­vag­an­zas, he moved to Corn­wall in 1984 to do the same sort of thing less fren­et­ic­ally. He was a part­ner in Write by the Sea, which offered very intens­ive courses in Pen­with for writers of every kind. He is author of 101 Cornish Lives; was con­trib­ut­ing editor of What Advert­ising Is (Pel­ham Books), and edited A Wealth of Tal­ent in the ‘In Pur­suit of Excel­lence’ series. He has been both Hon­or­ary Lib­rar­ian and Chair­man of Mor­rab Lib­rary, and now lives in Pen­zance with his wife.

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