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Jack Scott was born on a British army base in Canterbury, England in 1960 and spent part of his childhood in Malaysia as a ‘forces brat’. A fondness for men in uniforms quickly developed. At the age of eighteen and determined to dodge further education, Jack became a shop boy on Chelsea’s trendy King’s Road: ‘Days on the tills and nights on the tiles were the best probation for a young gay man about town.’ After two carefree years, Jack swapped sales for security and got a proper job with a pension attached. By his late forties, passionately dissatisfied with suburban life and middle management, he and his Civil Partner Liam abandoned the sanctuary of liberal London for an uncertain future in Turkey.

In 2010, Jack started an irreverent narrative about his new life and Perking the Pansies, quickly became one of the most popular English language blogs in Turkey. Within a year, Jack had been featured in the Turkish national press, published numerous essays and articles in expat and travel magazines and contributed to the Huffington Post Union of Bloggers. As the blog developed a head of steam, a growing worldwide audience clamoured for a book. Jack duly obliged and his hilarious (well, he thinks so) memoir, Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey hit the streets at Christmas 2011.

The book became a critically acclaimed best seller and its success has opened out a whole new career for Jack as an author. Jack and Liam decided to end their Anatolian adventure and paddle back to Britain on the evening tide. They currently live in Norwich, a beautiful cathedral city in eastern England.
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PERKING THE PANSIES


Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country.

Jack and Liam, fed up with kiss-my-arse bosses and nose-to-nipple commutes, quit their jobs and move to a small town in Turkey. Join the culture-curious gay couple on their bumpy rite of passage in a Muslim country. Meet the oddballs, VOMITs, vetpats, emigreys, semigreys, debauched waiters and middle England miseries. When bigotry and ignorance emerge from the crude underbelly of Turkey’s expat life, Jack and Liam waver. Determined to stay the course, the happy hedonistas hitch up their skirts, move to the heart of liberal Bodrum and fall in love with their intoxicating foster land. Enter Jack’s irreverent world for a right royal dose of misery and joy, bigotry and enlightenment, betrayal and loyalty, friendship, love, earthquakes, birth, adoption and a senseless murder. Perking the Pansies will make you laugh out loud one minute and sob into your crumpled tissue the next.

"An entertaining story, told with wit and insight."
Paul Burston, author, The gay Divorcee

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At 11:52am on July 6, 2014,
Publicist
Cold Coffee Press
said…

Please come promote your book(s) at the Café: http://coldcoffeecafe.com/

At 4:48pm on January 24, 2012, The Coffee Bar said…

You're welcome for the welcome, Jack! If you ever need any help proofreading or editing any of your newest novels before publication, please keep me in mind. For more information, you can click on this link:http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/p/on-writing.html

You'll find info on Review Requests there too.

Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Kate

At 10:13am on January 24, 2012,
Author
Ron Wyn
said…

You're very welcome, Jack. Thanks for taking the time to visit irregular therapy!

At 9:13am on January 24, 2012, Jill Elizabeth said…

Hello and welcome!  It's hard to believe, but I've been on here almost a year, but when I first started I found it immensely comforting and helpful to get a few hellos, so thought I'd share a few.  :)  There's a lot going on around here - some of it confusing, some daunting, but mostly all helpful.  If I can ever help, let me know!

Also, if you have a second, check out my blog (shameless self-promo plug here, sorry, but that's what we authors do right?!) - www.Jill-Elizabeth.com.  I usually have a giveaway or two, book reviews, interviews, thoughts on reading/writing, and occasionally even a few of my own scribbles.  Hope to see you - and am happy to check out your site if you send a link!  

Good luck - 

jill

At 8:22pm on January 23, 2012, Amber Lane said…

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs. My name is Amber, and I have the blog, Fall Into Books. Please check it out and follow it when you get a chance, and if you leave a comment on one of my posts, then I will follow you back! Please let me know if you have any questions about Book Blogs. 

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At 8:16pm on January 23, 2012, Yla said…

Hi Jack,

Welcome to Book Blogs. Its a really nice thing for me being part of this friendly community. And I hope your experience will be the same. If you have questions, feel free to message me and I'll sure be happy to help. You are always welcome to visit my blog: Read & Tell by Yla and my FB page.

At 8:11pm on January 23, 2012, The Coffee Bar said…

Hi Jack,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at Reads, Reviews, Recommends by clicking on my blog button below:

 

There you will find Review Request from authors who are willing to give copies of their books away for free to readers willing to review them. 

 

Hope to see you there,
Kate

At 6:04pm on January 23, 2012,
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Deidre D Havrelock
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Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs—if you are in the oftentimes horrific proposal / query letter process and are hunting for that elusive agent OR… if you have decided to go the ebook way…then join me at The Agent Challenge. After all, the proposal process isn’t just for agents. A proposal is your marketing strategy! Also, I’m giving away the 2012 big book of agents or a book from one of our mentors. Drawing from followers at the end of February!

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At 3:11pm on January 23, 2012, Silvana said…

Hello Jack

Welcome to Book Blogs,I hope you will enjoy here.If you have some questions or doubts please let me know,I will help you the best I can.

At 3:00pm on January 23, 2012, TheDaydreamer said…

Hi ! Welcome to Book Blogs.I'm fairly new here too:)
Please check my blog if you have time :http://thedaydreamer3.blogspot.com/

 
 
 

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