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Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish

“The book is replete with witty dialog and outlandish characters. The narrator, Jack, while seeming to present their daily life in a straightforward way, tends to throw his husband and their new acquaintances into high relief while keeping his own personality shaded and his own emotions in check. The device works well, mostly because Scott […]

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Turkey Street, a tasty Turkish delight

“Both Jack (the narrator) and Liam (his husband) have the kind of breezy wit that keeps the story moving with grace and style. Author Scott has the rare ability to speak volumes with a few well chosen words and tongue-in-cheek innuendo. ” The Book | The Review

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Perking the Pansies – a lot of fun

Five years on, Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey is still getting great reviews. “Two middle aged gay Brits fed up with the rat race take an early retirement and move to Turkey. This is a very well written account of those events. His descriptions of the people, places and situations put you […]

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Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his new life. Quite by chance, his blog became one of the most popular on that side of the Aegean. This led directly to his best-selling memoir, Perking the Pansies and the sequel, Turkey Street. To add a little descriptive […]

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Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Ellie McKnight is a bright academic working at Belfast University. When she falls for a minor diplomat, Ellie throws caution to the wind, jettisons her career and follows him to a posting at the British Consulate in Istanbul. And so begins her extraordinary journey in Margaret Whittock’s ingenious and atmospheric novel, Ghost of Gallipoli. Our […]

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