Perking the Pansies, Jack Scott’s bitter-sweet tragi-comedy recalling the first year of a British gay couple living in a Muslim land was published just over ten years ago by Summertime Publishing. And now it’s back in the top ten on Amazon. Congratulations, Jack!
Pick up your copy of Jack Scott’s Perking the Pansies and Turkey Street on Kindle for only £2.99 each! Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country. viewauthor.at/JackScott
“This is the story of an openly gay, recently married couple leaving the liberal crowd of merry old London for a conservative Muslim country. This is about as interesting as a context can get. Told in a very conversational and light tone, Jack takes you for a ride with him and Liam as they go… Read More Perking the Pansies – Will Surely Tickle Your Funny Bones
“It is so important that gay folk write their stories and get them out there. It is also important that those stories be well written and entertaining. This completely charming tale of one gay couple’s escape from humdrum to Bodrum is exactly the kind of thing that is both fun to read and a valuable… Read More Perking the Pansies – a valuable document of social history
“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… Read More Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish
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… Read More Perking the Pansies – a Lot of Fun
Not so long ago, I was a municipal bean counter, writing turgid business reports that ended up gathering dust on the shelves. The success of my first book Perking the Pansies: Jack and Liam move to Turkey changed all that. Before I knew it, I was in demand to comment on all things expat and… Read More Q&A with British Expat and Jack Scott
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