Dean Powell has published a collection of fascinating history books while also contributing essays to a variety of specialist publications and websites.
With a particular interest in Welsh history, particularly during the Victorian period, his work as an author commenced with a series of fascinating photographic history books concentrating on the valley communities of South Wales. His series of publications focusing on individual towns, villages or specialised subjects, have enjoyed widespread acclaim.
Most notably Dean has spent a decade researching the life of Welsh surgeon and pioneer of cremation Dr William Price to critical acclaim. Subsequently Dean is regarded as the expert on the subject and makes frequent television and radio appearances in both English and Welsh, working with the likes of Eddie Butler, Iolo Williams and Chris Tarrant.
For more than a year he worked closely with film actor Glyn Houston which led to the publication of his enthralling memoirs which including a fascinating insight into his friendships with Richard Burton, Joan Collins and Stanley Baker along with appearing alongside Clark Gable and Alan Ladd. Such was the popularity of the book that it resulted in an ITV documentary celebrating Houston’s career.
Such a wealth of knowledge ensures he remains in demand as a guest speaker at a variety of functions and venues throughout the UK. Alongside his work as an author, Dean has also published work for a variety of specialist publications, from local history society magazines to tourism guide books. He has also published anniversary books for rugby football clubs and male voice choirs.
He has edited more than twenty specialist publications and souvenir brochures with articles from HRH The Prince of Wales, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Elizabeth Taylor to name but a few.