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Cover of "Turkey Street" by Jack Scott

Turkey Street

"Readers of Jack Scott's début book, Perking the Pansies, would be forgiven for wondering what happened to our intrepid hero Jack and his husband Liam next - given the challenges inherent in moving to a country that's officially secular but actually over 90% Muslim. This follow-up, Turkey Street, ends the wondering. And it does it in fine style." Dave reviews the sequel to Jack Scott's memoir of life as half of a gay expat couple in Turkey.

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Jack Scott, author of "Perking the Pansies"

Take Five – Jack Scott, author

Jack Scott kicks off our new short interview series. Find out how his decision to ditch municipal bean counting led him to become a highly acclaimed expat author!

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Front cover of "Perking the Pansies"

Perking the Pansies

A review of Perking the Pansies by Jack Scott - an autobiographical account of Jack and his civil partner Liam's move to Turkey. A wickedly funny, colourful and emotional roller-coaster of a read!

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We’re all mongrels really

"I studied the steady stream of strollers; all ages and all types gently ambled by. As I watched, I wondered if there was such a thing as a typical Turkish type, akin to an English rose, Celtic redhead or blond Swede. What hit me was the rich diversity of Turks, a veritable United Nations of a people, from ginger to dusky, European to oriental." Jack Scott muses on the racial mélange of modern Turkey - and the rest of the world.

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul

We’re all Asians really

From his vantage point in Turkey, Jack Scott ponders the perennial question of where Asia ends and Europe begins!

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