Dave reviews the Xenophobe’s Guide series of short books looking at the traits that go to define the character of 30 different nationalities from the Albanians to the Welsh.
“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.
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!
Kay reviews Get Out While You Can—a guide on how to leave the rat race behind and reclaim your life—and finds that it’s very much the book she would have written, if she’d been quicker off the mark to do it.
Kay reviews The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton – a story of expat romance with a gastronomic twist. Recommended to anyone who likes a good story and who has any interest in France and/or cooking!
Dave reviews Professor Muhammad Yunus’s remarkable story of the Grameen Bank and the micro-credit revolution in fighting world poverty.