Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey has been entered into the People’s Book Awards. A few votes would be nice. It’s easy. Just a click and no registration required. Click here or on the image. Thank you!
I'm a wee bit shell-shocked. Why? Because I've received a Rainbow Book Award in not just one but two categories.
BEST LGBT BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS
BEST GAY DEBUT NOVEL/BOOK
And if this wasn't enough, the awards come with a couple of stunning reviews.
"A really excellent book. Funny and insightful and poignant all at once. It's a memoir that reads like a novel, with a lively and entertaining cast of supporting characters and a lot to say about a culture not many Westerners know much about." – Kate Mc.
iWriteReadRate have shortlisted Perking the Pansies for their book of the month competition. If you can be bothered, please vote. You’ll have to registered, though which is a bit of a drag. Who knows? You might like this fancy new book site and stick around.
Fabulous news! Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey has made the long list of 10 for the prestigious Polari First Book Prize. The short list of 5 will be announced in September and the winner in November. Holding my breath would be silly, though I am keeping it all crossed.
Find out what's on the list on the Time Out Blog and Out in the City.
Early retirement was never meant to be like this.
A bitter-sweet tragi-comedy that recalls the first year of a British gay couple living in a Muslim land
Best of Perking the Pansies, the Blog from the Turkey years.