I'm astounded and a little humbled. My little gay book has hit the Amazon top spot for the fourth time. I've also replenished the stock of Perking the Pansies at both Foyles (all of which I have personally signed) and Prowler in Soho. So, someone's buying the bleedin' thing. As the wonderful Julian Clary famously says 'I thank you'.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is the first time I have read any of this author's work and I love his writing style. The narrative flowed really well making it easy to read and I was completely engaged throughout. This is the kind of book you could pick up over and over again if you need a good cheering up. Kindle Book Review on Amazon
The cast of characters--the expats, the locals, the families back home--are beautifully unique and eminently loveable. The country itself comes to life under Scott's care; one could almost feel the chill of winter in Yalikavak and the raging heat of summer in Bodrum. More...
Dedicated Pansyfan, Alan, has decided to take Perking the Pansies on its first European tour. Watch out La Belle France and the Fatherland, the pansies are coming.
I seem to be giving away a lot of books at the moment. All part of the PR strategy, my publisher assures me. It’ll pay dividends in the end, I’m told. We shall see! Congratulations to Caroline Jones and Angela Gray, the winners of the Goodreads giveaway. Hopefully, you should now have your hands on a copy and, hopefully, if you’ll like what you read, you'll be kind enough to add a positive review.
I had a tipple or three with the winners of the book giveaway competition that I ran in March. Congratulations to Niki Fowler and Paul Hard, the worthy winners of signed copies of the book. I had intended to post copies but Niki and Paul had bolder ideas. They had a pansy summit in mind, a liquid convention on our home turf. The dastardly plot was hatched and the conference commenced. We made a jolly bunch. Four hours in the making, it was a memorable and fun-filled finale to an epoch of epic proportions. Next stop Norwich.