First reviews are in for Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey. They are good, very good, Who'd have thought it?
An entertaining story, told with wit and insight."
Paul Burston, author, The Gay Divorcee
"I can’t heap any more praise on “Perking the Pansies” – the book, without gushing…. it takes an author to lead us through chapters that ignite our imagination….a full bodied Bordeaux, maturing and breathing in a crystal cut goblet….a post-coital embrace that lingers ’til dawn."
Roving Jay, Roving Jay
"Perking The Pansies is not so much about Jack’s Adventures Through The Looking Glass, but more about Who He Found There – a refreshing change from the many memoirs whose authors are constantly center-stage."
Kate Allison, The Displaced Nation
_“Scott pulls no punches. A good read from the new boy on the block.”
Jane Akatay, journalist
“An insightful tale of life abroad from the pen of a serial people watcher. Expat Jack lays his characters bare along with his heart and soul.''
Kym Ciftci, On the Ege Magazine
“Jack and Liam bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the souks and heap a plate of dry British wit on their Ottoman misadventures."
Charles Ayres, author, Impossibly Glamorous
“... hilarious, saucy, witty, heartwarming and incredibly moving.”
Linda A Janssen, Writer and Co-Author, Turning Points, Adventuresinexpatland
"With a sharp eye (and only sometimes a sharper tongue) and a deft and witty touch, he succeeds in homing in on the ludicrous, the contradictions, the conceits, and the dramas of an unlikely mixture of Brits and other Europeans sharing the same small places on a small peninsula on the Aegean."
Chris Drum Berkaya, journalist
"You feel an instant affection for Jack and Liam, their families, and the rag tag group of emigreys, VOMITs and semigreys."
Erin Ball, BlogExpat
"Loved it! Jack Scott has penned a memoir of which to be proud. Exquisitely written, utterly candid, beautifully descriptive and observant, this is a balanced narrative that features belly-laugh humour and poignancy in satisfying juxtaposition. Jack's integrity shines through, as does the love and respect that he and hubby Liam have for each other. In summary, a delightful read that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
Deborah Fletcher, author, Bitten by Spain, Bitten by Spain
"I just read the book cover to proverbial cover as I could not put it down. I laughed and cried and adored the verve and jauntiness with which you wrote about the experiences."
Liz Cameron, Slowlybyslowly