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
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
“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
Jae de Wylde, author of The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie reviews Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum. I particularly enjoyed the insightful comments on Turkey, its history, political, economic and cultural confusion and the outrageous audacity of this very loving couple to attempt life in a country as it focusses more… Read More Jae De Wylde Reviews Turkey Street
“I appreciated that Jack Scott’s tale of Turkey life feels real and balanced. He shows both the cultural immersion and the less attractive reality. For example, the ‘pot bellied Brits wobbled along the prom … adding a little Croydon to my panorama’ and the touching story of a couple separated in the counter-revolution at twenty-three.… Read More Laura Stephens reviews Jack Scott’s Turkey Street
Congratulations to the Springtime Books authors, Madeleine Lenagh, Jack Scott and Simone Torres Costa for making it onto the Displaced Nation list of best non-fiction books for 2015.
Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott about his book, Turkey Street and his top writing tips in her Writing…Just Because series. Where do you get your inspiration when writing? I’ve always been a greedy social observer and unrepentant eavesdropper. A move to a foreign field provided the chance to witness the expat species in the… Read More Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott, author of Turkey Street
Congratulations to Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum for being runner up in the 2015 Rainbow Book Awards (Memoir and Biography). One of the best memoirs I read this year is Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott. It’s a fast read, brimming with atmosphere, interesting characters, and wonderful… Read More Turkey Street – Rainbow Awards 2015, Runner Up
Funny, pacy and poignant. Another glimpse into the fascinating and fabulous (most of the time) Bodrum life of Jack and Liam. Who can fail to love this book, the sequel to the brilliant Perking the Pansies?
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
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… Read More Turkey Street is Real Life