Turkey Street

Book Cover: Turkey Street
Editions:Paperback: £ 10.00 GBP
ISBN: 9780993237720
Pages: 344
Kindle: £ 3.99 GBPePub: £ 3.99 GBP
ISBN: 9780993237737

Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

Jack Scott

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 aboard Jack’s rainbow gulet as he navigates the choppy waters of a town on the march and a national resurgence not seen since Suleiman the Magnificent was at the gates of Vienna. Grab your deckchair for a whirlwind tour of love and duty, passion and betrayal, broken hearts and broken bones, dirty politics and the dawn of a new Ottoman era.

Turkey Street is the long-awaited sequel to Jack Scott's bestselling debut book, Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey.

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Publisher: Springtime Books
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Reviews:Rainbow Book Awards wrote:

Playful, witty and poignant. The characters practically leap off the page. One of the best nonfiction books of the year.

Barbara Nadel, author wrote:

A great rattlingly paced read which also provides a snapshot of a Turkey that is changing in ways none of us, as yet, fully understand.

Julia Power on Turkey's for Life wrote:

Cutting wit, giggles and sadness – Jack and Liam’s dalliances with the expat world make for compelling reading.

Natalie Sayin on Turkish Travel Blog wrote:

Once again, Jack Scott expertly blends wit and humour in an accurate portrayal of daily Turkish life, warts and all!

Leyla Ergil on Daily Sabah wrote:

Gives a hilarious recount of the ups and downs and comings and goings of the expat scene in Bodrum.


Runner upTurkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum - runner up Rainbow Book Awards 2015 (memoir and biography)

Author: Jack Scott

Imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, married middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country. I chronicled our exploits with the mad, the sad, the bad and the glad in a blog for the whole world to ignore. Then came the book which became a critically acclaimed best seller. Its success opened out a whole new career for me as an author. Who'd have thought it? Certainly not me. In June 2012, we ended our Anatolian affair and paddled back to Britain on the evening tide, washing up in Norwich, a surprising city in eastern England. I’m sometimes nostalgic for our encounters with the hopeless, the hapless and, yes, the happy go lucky. They gave me an unexpected tale to tell and for this I thank them. The next instalment, Turkey Street, is out now.