Alasdair Romanes spent 35 years as a French teacher, sports coach, commentator and general factotum in three schools. He now spends his time reading, walking and running slowly. From time to time, he will snap a photograph.
He has written several hundred essays, known as ‘Romanes Rants’, on a wide range of subjects and one short novel: ‘Junk Male’.
Frédéric and the Bone Suckers
In France, in the last century, it was not easy to be a frog. Quite apart from the general Gallic urge to consume the legs of you and your friends, there existed a foul group called the Bone Suckers who actively hunted wild frogs and fed them up while devising cruel ways to enlarge those juicy legs....