"And it’s not so far-fetched that the book could find its way to a movie deal: according to the author’s biography, the memoir started as an “irreverent blog” and became a book only because “a growing worldwide audience clamoured for” it. Who knows, they might clamour for a movie next."
"I found the last two chapters, for example, incredibly moving, funny and touching." Kent Brintnall, Out in Print
"I enjoyed every paragraph of this book, to the extent that I had to go back and read paragraphs again, to take every moment in.Wonderfully written, and oh so true, amazing, not to be missed, and thank you Jack Scott, and hurry up and write the next one." Lindy
Perking the Pansies has just regained the top spot on the Amazon UK bestseller list for Gay and Lesbian Travel and is number 6 on Turkey Travel Guides overall. More remarkably for a gay nobody writing from and about an obscure peninsula on the Aegean coast of Turkey, it’s number 4 on the list for Gay and Lesbian Biographies (beneath the fabulous Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?). As Julian Clary would say, “I thank you”.
Throughout the book I was tittering, teary-eyed with sadness, nodding knowingly and saying, "I hear you, I hear you," to myself - and I'll even admit to a bit of sniggering, too. It's a lot of mixed emotion to go through over the process of reading a few pages and that's what makes the book such a good read. And, as I was reading the book, I couldn't help but think the characters, events, drama, comedy, sadness - they're all just shouting out to become Perking the Pansies, the TV series.
Julia Power, Turkey's for Life
Bought your book from Jo Parfitt and read it on my flight to the US. Funny as hell - lots of British lingo:-) @michelepmuth
ur book is great! thank u for writing it! added to my http://goodreads.com shelf and pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/123637952240295628/ @queeraspoetry
Perking the Pansies is now available for immediate free delivery to any UK address from Waterstones online. At only £9.99 it’s the perfect holiday accompaniment to a bottle of chilled white by a cool pool.
Perking the Pansies is now better value than ever at £9.99 ($16.00 across the pond) and, if you buy the book from the Book Depository it comes with free delivery to 120 countries and territories worldwide. A bargain, I say.
A tantalising glimpse of the April edition of Time Out, Istanbul. Right at the bottom there's the tiny headline for Pat Yale's article, the Best of Expat Literature. I'm in it. I don't know what Pat has written as I haven't yet got my grubby hands on a copy. I'm spending so much time hanging around my garden gate for the postie, passers by think I'm soliciting. Well, if the book doesn't sell...
A couple of days ago Perking the Pansies, the blog, exceeded 200,000 page hits. The success of the blog led directly to Perking the Pansies, the book, and is still firing ahead. 200,000 may be small fry to the big fish in the online travel world but this little sprat is thrilled. Thank you!
"Perking the Pansies is a memoir in the truest sense. The sentences are laced with the narrator..." More