Roll up, roll up. The Best of Perking the Pansies from the Turkey years eBooks are available from Amazon (Kindle) at the amazing low price of one pound ($1.49) per episode for the month of August only. Pick up your bargain holiday read now.
Jack Scott is showcasing his award-winning book, Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey at the Pride Without Prejudice Exhibition at the Church of Art in Norwich.
Jack Scott is exhibiting his award winning book, Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey as part of Pride without Prejudice at the St Margaret’s Church of Art. The exhibition is presented by Art of Norwich in association with Norwich Pride and the Queers Arts Club. The showcase is open to all artists and entry is free. Come along and soak up the culture and support your local artistic community.
What would you do if you came to the depressing conclusion that all the things you worked hard to get – big job, big bucks, big house, big car (oh, and a loyal husband to mow the lawn) – weren’t all they were cracked up to be? Most of us would just plod on regardless. Money, as they say, doesn’t make you happy but it does make you comfortable and keeps the wolves from the door. Lindsay de Feliz faced this dilemma and decided that plodding on wasn’t enough, not by a long chalk. She chucked in the fluffy designer towel, unclipped her wings and flew towards the sun. Eventually, the trade winds carried her to the Dominican Republic, a half-an-island country half a world away, a place that most of us know nothing about. Trust me, you’ll know a whole lot more by the end of ‘What About Your Saucepans?’ Lindsay de Feliz’s white-water ride of an auto-biography. The intrepid author swapped the daily grind of bourgeois life for a daily grind of an entirely different sort, a world where the wolves battered down the door and then ate you for lunch. But this is not the sorry tale of some deluded sankie lady (or VOMIT as I might say from my Turkey days) finding herself in hot water in a hot land. This is a pioneering and life-affirming story of love and survival written with sensitivity and panache.
There’s a firm knock at your door and a postman in a tight uniform (well, we can hope!) hands you a box. You rip open the carton like an over-wrought five-year-old on Christmas morning, pull out a copy of your book, lift it to your nose and smell the pages. It’s intoxicating, better than recreational drugs. You’ve done it. For the very first time, you feel like a proper author. Savour the moment. It may not last. More...
If you happen to be in the fair city of Norwich on the 26th of July with a little time to spare, join me for a chat about the art of blogging at the St Margaret's Church of Art. The best thing is that it's free.
Have you ever wondered what it was really like to fandango your way through the delicious days of San Francisco before AIDS gate-crashed the party and burst the bubble? For a succulent slice of warts and wonders social history, look no further than `Let No Stranger Wait Outside Your Door,' Lou Kief's erudite, funny, touching, and beautifully crafted memoir. Lou lived the dream and, unlike many of his contemporaries, lived to tell the tale. And he tells it well. Those extra-ordinary times of leather and lashes, bears and ballerinas, sex, drugs and cock on a roll leap from the page. But there is more to this book than a diet of Devil-may-care decadence. This is an intensely personal chronicle of trans-continental proportions, from Lou's early days of furtive fumblings as a young paramedic in Detroit to the fast lane of the Misty City, baring it all among the redwoods and choppy adventures on the high seas. Informative, well-researched and expansive, the narrative is laced with glorious anecdotes, incisive political comment, a respect for history and a real love of humanity.