It is so important that gay folk write their stories and get them out there. It is also important that those stories be well written and entertaining. This completely charming tale of one gay couple’s escape from humdrum to Bodrum is exactly the kind of thing that is both fun to read and a valuable document of social history in the making.
Ulysses Grant Dietz
Perking the Pansies pops up in the most interesting places. Here's Jack Scott's wonderfully evergreen memoir in @prowlersitges in wonderfully evergreen Sitges, Spain. If you're not able to pick up your copy in-store, you can always order it from the Book Depository with free worldwide delivery or from Amazon.
I'm chuffed to discover that both Perking the Pansies and Turkey Street are back in the top ten on Amazon.
If your life is like the one Jack and Liam used to lead, and you’re caught up in the crush of long gruelling hours at work and depressed by the particularly grey hue of Northern European winters, Turkey is a great place for a holiday in the sun. It can be absolutely spell-binding, and many a holiday maker has returned to their normal life and started talking about moving there for good. However, crossing the divide between fantasy and action is a big step. As Jack and Liam discovered, the difference between an imagined new life and the actual one can be a real shock. If you’re lost in the dream, this is the book for you!
Lisa Morrow, author
Inside Out Istanbul