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Turkey Street: Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

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Six months into their Turkish affair, Jack and Liam, a gay couple from London, took lodgings in the oldest ward of Bodrum Town. If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, they couldn't have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck out like a couple of drunks at a tem ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 18th 2015 by Springtime Books (first published May 16th 2015)
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Charles Ayres
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Jack and Liam for taking me on my Turkish adventure. For my review, I offer some North American perspective.

Us US Americans are notoriously badly traveled--I've been fortunate to travel some, but let's be honest the majority of us barely get to Canada or Mexico, let alone the Middle East. To most here, Turkey sounds like a distant kingdom of magic and mystery. Part thrilling, part terrifying! My limited experience in the Middle East was wonderful, so I was excited to read "Turkey St
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Lindsay Feliz
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Perking the Pansies, the first book by Jack Scott about the adventures of him and Liam in Turkey, but Turkey Street is even better.
At the beginning of the book, it says “Jack likes to be educational as well as decorative,” and that is indeed true as the book works on many levels. It successfully weaves together information about Turkey in terms its culture, politics and history with a colourful description of the day to day life.
It is full of the double entendre which Jack uses
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Erin
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
TURKEY STREET, the sequel to Jack Scott’s PERKING THE PANSIES, is a satisfying hail and farewell to the unlikely country two gays fall in love with, passionately court, and reluctantly leave behind.

Like the first book, this one is a tasty Turkish delight, a mad dervish of colorful characters, and a love song to an adopted country. The main difference I find in these pages is a more tangible undercurrent of sadness and the inevitability of kismet’s farewell kiss. The bitter-sweet texture is what
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Don Sloan
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Turkey Street, by Jack Scott is at once a charming travel memoir and a smart, sassy commentary on how a small community of expatriates -- including a British gay couple -- get along each day in foreign lands such as Turkey, where the book takes place.

Jack and Liam have gone to the tiny town of Bodrun along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts on an extended holiday from the dank fogs of London. This is the story of the outrageous people they meet and the oftentimes funny, sometimes poignant, situ
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Jae De Wylde
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Perking the Pansies by the same author and am delighted that this second book is every bit as good as the first. The further adventures of Jack and husband, Liam, follow this glorious couple in all their technicolour gayness through their (mis?)-spent time in Bodrum. Providing a fabulously irreverent peak into both local and expat community, as they sashay from the glitterati to poignantly painted down-on-their-luck characters, Scott peels back the layers of expat life and the sense o ...more
Elaine Matthews
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Turkey, for all its flaws. I read Jack Scott's first book and it stood out from all the other books about Turkey. If anything this one is even better. Very funny and in places moving without going over the top. Many people struggle a bit leaving family behind, I thought the Liam story was very realistic and well written and I loved Beril. I hope there will be a third book. ...more
Jo Parfitt
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: expat-memoir
Funny, pacy and poignant. Another glimpse into the fascinating and fabulous (most of the time) Bodrum life of Jack and Liam. Who can fail to love this book, the sequel to the brilliant 'Perking the Pansies'? ...more
Hilary Fullberry
A wonderful follow up to Perking the Pansies and very touching
Elisa Rolle
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwid... 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
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Degsy
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack does it again. Funny, poignant, racy and insightful.
Lisa Morrow
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After meeting the crazy inhabitants of Bodrum town and reading through to the last poignant moments in Turkey Street by Jack Scott, it was really hard to come to the end of this tale and return to normal life. Scott’s portrayal of his life with partner Liam had me longing to sit in the garden with them, drinking wine and eating meze, swapping jokes and creating memories.
Despite having come from the big city bustle of London, Jack and Liam easily adapt to the sunnier, slower shores of the Aegean
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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 abo ...more

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