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Jack Scott

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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 sensible job in local government with a pension attached. By his late forties, passionately dissatisfied with suburban life and middle management, he and his husband Liam abandoned the sanctuary of liberal London for an uncertain future in Turkey.

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Classy Classics

Despite a charming and traditional appearance, Loddon Village comes with all mod cons – well, almost. A decent mobile phone signal would be nice. So imagine our surprise when we stumbled on this classic thirties Austin Seven in the church car park. A few days on, feet up and glasses clinked, we settled down to … Continue reading Classy Classics → Read more of this blog post »
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“You're an expatriate. You've lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see? You hang around cafes.”
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message 5: by Jack

Jack Scott Louise wrote: "Fancy camping in Turkey-even in May, Scotland is too cold?!"

May is usually lovely in Turkey. Spring's much more bearable than summer which is way too hot!


Louise Hart Fancy camping in Turkey-even in May, Scotland is too cold?!


message 3: by Jack

Jack Scott I'm a wee bit shell-shocked. Why? Because I've received a Rainbow Book Award in not just one but two categories.

BEST LGBT BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

BEST GAY DEBUT NOVEL/BOOK

And if this wasn't enough, the awards come with a couple of stunning reviews. Perking the Pansies - Jack and Liam move to Turkey by Jack Scott


message 2: by Jack

Jack Scott Ivan wrote: "Hi, my new friend! Thanks for the add! Nice profile, will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, etc in the future! Best wishes! Keep up the good work! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA A..."

You're welcome


message 1: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my new friend! Thanks for the add! Nice profile, will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, etc in the future! Best wishes! Keep up the good work! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


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