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John Monks

The author, a retired teacher, is an Englishman who spent the major part of his career teaching French and German, occasionally to French and Germans, in schools around Lake Geneva, in Switzerland - hauling coals to Newcastle, in a manner of speaking. Although now retired from teaching, he still pursues his interest in languages as a translator of French and German into English, whilst making a collection of what he chooses to call Helvetic trivia, anecdotes taken from everyday life in this country which are quintessentially Swiss and slightly provocative in character, and which, he hopes one day to publish.


  • A Tale of Tea


    There's a state of emergency as the wells run dry in the city of Doblob and nobody can have any more tea - including the king!

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