Once again when Expat Nest, Counselling Without Borders, asked us here at the Expat Bookshop to list our favourite titles published during 2021. In no particular order, here is our top 10 – books to inform and entertain, inspire and admire.
Check out Expat Bookshop manager Jack Scott’s interview with Nicola MacCameron on Mic and Pen. “Throughout human history, words of fiction have provided answers to age-old questions big and small. Fables, parables, myths, folklore or tall tales – passed down, written down and repurposed – nothing grips the imagination quite like a cracking story told… Read More Jack Scott on Mic and Pen
“When work dries up because of the pandemic, what’s a boy to do to keep the wolves from the door? The answer is to join the countless others in the gig economy. This is what author Charles St. Anthony did. Staying in is the new going out and who better to deliver fast food and… Read More Jack Scott Reviews Beverly Hills Postmate
An Englishman’s Lifelong Love Affair with Turkey George Dearsley isn’t the first Brit to fall for Turkey and he certainly won’t be the last. But his account of a longstanding love affair with the country is a real delight – an astute, beautifully-penned story of an Englishman abroad. What starts as a madcap road trip… Read More Jack Scott Reviews Twelve Camels for your Wife
It’s been a tough year but wishing all our readers a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous 2021.
The Benefits and How to Get Going This was one week into ‘lock down’ and I knew I needed something to get me focused, to wrestle me away from the endless scrolling, the hopeless searching for better news as I tried to wrap my head around this new reality. I hesitated. Did I need more… Read More Writing Through Challenging Times
A Happy Expat was founded by Tanya Arler, co-author of Unpack, to help and support all expat spouses. The beginning can be hard, and Tanya hopes to make it that little bit easier. Join in the conversation on Facebook Unpack– A Guide to Life as an Expat Spouse, is an invaluable, easy-to-read guide to answer… Read More Join A Happy Expat on Facebook
Adjusting to a new place can be difficult, whether you’re transitioning from city life to the countryside or learning about a whole new culture in a foreign country. While not everyone has the means or the desire to make such a drastic change themselves, we can all get a feel for what the experience is… Read More 10 Inspiring Stories About Living in a New Place
Jack Scott is an author, blogger and book producer. Since publishing his evergreen autobiography, Perking the Pansies, in 2011, he has also become something of an expert in the world of social media. Here, Jack shares his top social media tips for authors. More…
Springtime Books is proud to announce the publication of Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? the incredibly raw and inspirational breast cancer diary by Sue Lawrence. On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment… Read More Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?
FIGT had very humble beginnings in the Midwest USA. While trying to adjust to life in suburban Indiana after living overseas, Ruth realized that not enough help was being given to relocated families. Although relocation packages included nice benefits and practical information, they lacked support in other areas. “Topics such as transition, TCKs or spousal… Read More Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken