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Jack Scott: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Jack Scott: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Six months into their Turkish affair, Jack and Liam, a gay couple from London, took lodgings in the oldest ward of Bodrum Town. If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, they couldn’t have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck out like a couple of drunks at a temperance meeting. Against all the odds, the boys from the Smoke were welcomed into the fold by a feisty mix of eccentric locals and a select group of trailblazing expats, irresistible ladies with racy pasts and plucky presents. Hop...

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Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books. As a young adult, she escapes to the Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career. But her real journey has just begun. Her life story is told using poetic vignettes and commentary by archetypes from Nordic mythology and fairy tales, with the aim of inspiring others to understand their life’s journey and have the courage to make difficult choices.       “Read, learn, feel.” Linda...

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Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

                    Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town: The comprehensive manual that includes firsthand experiences, extensive research, vast know-how, sound advice and local contacts. Whether you’re moving to Cape Town or already living there as an expat, this comprehensive e-guide offers all you need to know to make the most of your expat experience in the Mother City. The Guide to Cape Town is like having a relocation guide in your pocket. Depending on your needs, you may prefer to purchase a) e-guide only or b) e-guide with personal...

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The Worlds Within – A Must Read

The Worlds Within – A Must Read

‘This book is a must read for any parent who is about to change countries to help understand what their children are experiencing.’ Review by Donna-lane Nelson of The Worlds Within. More…        

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Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

                  The Expat Activity Book: 20 Personal Development Activities for Gaining Insight and Maximizing Your Potential Wherever You Are Whether you’re a diplomat, a military family member, a recently returned volunteer, missionary, study abroad student or intern, The Expat Activity Book (CreateSpace, July 2014) is designed to give you new tools and insight for personal growth. Written in an accessible, conversational style, The Expat Activity Book draws on author Jodi Harris’s years of experience as an expat, social worker and life...

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Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

    Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging In the hall of an old inn by the ocean is a sign that reads ‘Home is Where Our Story Begins.’ But if home is where our story begins, what happens when we can’t go back? Marilyn Gardner was raised in Pakistan and went on to raise her own five children in Pakistan and Egypt before moving to small town New England. Between Worlds (Doorlight Publications) will resonate with those who have lived outside of their passport country, as well as those who have not. These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected...

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Jack Scott: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Jack Scott: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Six months into their Turkish affair, Jack and Liam, a gay couple from London, took lodgings in the oldest ward of Bodrum Town. If they wanted to shy away from...

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Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and...

 
 
A second publisher makes their home at Expat Bookshop

A second publisher makes their home at Expat Bookshop

  ExpatBookshop has long been the home of Summertime Publishing. Today, on April 18th 2015, its...

 
 
Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

                    Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape...

 
 
Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

                  The Expat Activity Book: 20 Personal...

 
 
Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

    Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging In the hall of an old inn by the...

 
 
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Book reviews

Turkey Street is Real Life

Turkey Street is Real Life

This is real life and real people, and, when real life and real people are involved, we’ve also got to take a dose of sadness, frustration and even anger, as...

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Arrival, Departures and the Adventures in Between – One of a Kind

Arrival, Departures and the Adventures in Between – One of a Kind

Here’s a book that is truly one of a kind on the subject matter of third culture kids. As a military...

 
 
Safe Passage, Essential Reading for Any International School

Safe Passage, Essential Reading for Any International School

This book is essential for any international school wanting to create their own transition program....

 
 
Review of Insights and Interviews by CLEW

Review of Insights and Interviews by CLEW

Whether you’re a Third Culture Kid (TCK), expatriate parent, involved with an international school,...

 
 
Offers a Glimpse into Emotions of TCKs

Offers a Glimpse into Emotions of TCKs

The Worlds Within offers a glimpse into the complex and often hidden emotions of TCKs, as children, teenagers...

 
 
Passage to Persia: Review by Expat Woman

Passage to Persia: Review by Expat Woman

Expats and non-expats alike will enjoy Adelaide’s story and learning about Iran’s rich culture and...

 
 
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Author articles

When It’s Hard to Choose

When It’s Hard to Choose

Early this April, I attended a large, full-day symposium for women who are looking for ways to bring new meaning into their lives. As a coach, I held one-on-one...

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Tips for Helping Your TCK Keep Their Culture Roots

Tips for Helping Your TCK Keep Their Culture Roots

Tips for Helping Your TCK Keep Their Home Culture Roots Ruth Van Reken asserts, “The third culture...

 
 
Where to study in the United States? Tips to Help you Decide

Where to study in the United States? Tips to Help you Decide

If you are considering studying in the USA but have no particular college in mind, then geographic location...

 
 
Helping Expat Kids Transition to University

Helping Expat Kids Transition to University

It happens every year about this time. Hundreds of thousands of students head off to be launched as a...

 
 
Space for Soul Mates

Space for Soul Mates

She took the words right out of my mouth. We laughed. Then five minutes later I finished her sentence....

 
 
Studying in the USA – A viable option?

Studying in the USA – A viable option?

Although US tuition fees are some of the highest in the world, ($20,000-$60,000 annually), – it’s...

 
 
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TCK Resources

Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (N to Z)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next Stop, to create the most comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs...

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next...

 
 
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Turkey Street is Real Life

This is real life and real people, and, when real life and real people are involved, we’ve also got to take a dose of sadness, frustration and even anger, as well as the laughs and titters. That’s all part of real life – it’s often accentuated in expat life – and Turkey Street is a perfect […]

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Arrival, Departures and the Adventures in Between – One of a Kind

Here’s a book that is truly one of a kind on the subject matter of third culture kids. As a military kid, Christopher O’Shaughnessy understands living between worlds and cultures, while trying to figure out the identity as a third culture kid. He has a gift to write in a way that words on the […]

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Jack Scott: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Six months into their Turkish affair, Jack and Liam, a gay couple from London, took lodgings in the oldest ward of Bodrum Town. If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, they couldn’t have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck […]

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Safe Passage, Essential Reading for Any International School

This book is essential for any international school wanting to create their own transition program.  Not only for schools though as I also found it a helpful read for expat parents.  Ota offers parental tips aimed at easing your child transition – including assessing your own responses to making a new transition.  In summary, I […]

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Goodreads Giveaway – Last Three days

There’s only three days to go before the Summertime Publishing and Springtime Books giveaway closes on Goodreads. Enter for your chance to win up to 10 great titles before it’s too late. Click here for more information.  

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Review of Insights and Interviews by CLEW

Whether you’re a Third Culture Kid (TCK), expatriate parent, involved with an international school, working in international HR or on international assignment, rest assured there’s something for you. Read More…

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Offers a Glimpse into Emotions of TCKs

The Worlds Within offers a glimpse into the complex and often hidden emotions of TCKs, as children, teenagers and young adults. This anthology is great for TCKs looking for stories, emotions and experiences they can connect with. It is also a fantastic resource for parents of TCKs (of all ages) and for all those working […]

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Passage to Persia: Review by Expat Woman

Expats and non-expats alike will enjoy Adelaide’s story and learning about Iran’s rich culture and evolution, and marvel at the honest insights Adelaide reveals about herself. It’s also interesting to read about Adelaide’s strong faith  and how it kept her going in the hard times. Passage to Persia is an uplifting and insightful account of Dr. […]

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A Useful Guide for Schools

I see “Safe Passage” becoming a useful guide for schools and expats worldwide.  The major lesson I will take away from this book is that our family needs to be its own transitions team.  I think we do that pretty well as it is – but it is always possible to improve. More…

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When It’s Hard to Choose

Early this April, I attended a large, full-day symposium for women who are looking for ways to bring new meaning into their lives. As a coach, I held one-on-one sessions throughout the day with different participants. What really struck me about most of the women I talked to was that they are all faced with […]

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