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.
Perking the Pansies
Best of Perking the Pansies
The blog from the Turkey Years
Jack has published the best of Perking the Pansies, the blog, from the Turkey years as a two volume e-book, available in both Kindle and ePUB formats. The uncensored director's cut includes previously unpublished material together with some home-spun practical advice about living the dream and Jack’s personal recommendations of the must-sees that Turkey has to offer to visitors and residents alike. Jack likes to be functional as well as decorative.