292pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018
Keith Richardson taught Latin, History and English for 25 years at Plumstead High School and Wynberg Boys' High School. In 1999 until his retirement in 2015 he was Headmaster of Wynberg Boys' High School.
"High spirits and low moments are heard and felt in this anthology of experiences; some easy, some difficult, but all told in the compassionate voice of one who knows and cares." Tessa Fairbairn, Head, St Syprian's School (1990-2017)
"'Before the Wax Melts' celebrates the spirit of boys. Running a school for boys in any context is no easy matter. Running a boys' school in a society in the midst of a difficult transition is profoundly more complex." Andrew Feinstein, Wynberg Old Boy, former ANC politician, and author of "After the Party" and "The Shadow World"