A sneak preview of Jack Scott's new e-books, Turkey - the Raw Guide and Turkey, Surviving the Expats. Coming soon to a Kindle near you.
I laughed out loud so many times, starting at about page two. Jack's character and place descriptions are exquisite. One of my favorites was his explanation of their first landlady's husband: "The old boy was a lanky stick insect with a small-bowled belly like a large pea wedged halfway down a straw." What a vivid picture that paints! His skill is definitely something new writers should be studying. He comes up with some amazingly fresh comparisons that you can actually taste and feel. More...
Just when I thought sales of Perking the Pansies might run out of steam, the book storms to the top of the charts on Amazon once again. There's life in the old book yet.
‘In the beginning there was work and work was God. After 35 years in the business, the endless predictability made me question the Faith.’
I wrote that on the 8th October 2010. It was the opening words to my debut post on a brand new blog about a couple of silly, cynical old queens who decided to jump the good ship Blighty and wade ashore to Asia Minor for a bit of fun in the sun. For a minority report, the blog’s done rather well. Now there’s a book. That’s done rather well too. Both of these things crept up behind us without hint or herald. We should have listened to the early advice of our playground peers and kept our backs to the wall. Too late now. More...
The e-book version of Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey is now available to download from Apple iTunes (for iPhone, iPad, iPod and PC), Kobo (for Kobo) and Barnes and Noble (for Nook). Now you can read Jack and Liam's rollercoaster romp in Turkey on your favourite device.
It's a great, fun read, and full of information about a country all of us know too little about. Ultimately, it's a love story about staying the course, sticking together, and chasing the dream. Amazon Canada Review
Perking the Pansies is now in stock at Waterstone's in Jack Scott's home town of Norwich. Why not pop along, have a brew in the smart cafe and pick up a copy of the best book to come out of Asia Minor since Alexander the Great's Postcards from the Ege.
One of our earliest Random Nomads, Jack Scott, drank deeply of the cup of expat life. He and his civil partner, Liam, moved to their version of paradise: Bodrum, Turkey. This decision enabled Jack to become a writer, parlaying his popular blog, Perking the Pansies, into a book, which was published about a year ago and reviewed on this blog. After so much success, why have the pair traded in Bodrum for Norwich, in East Anglia? Yes, that’s right, they’ve repatriated! More...