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Jack Scott

Norwich, United Kingdom


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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, award winning 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. Jack's
now on a Turkey roll. He's just released his second title, Turkey, the Raw Guide
and is working on his third, Turkey, Surviving the Expats.

Interests: Turkey, Travel, History, Expatriate Issues, LGBT issues, Liberal Politics

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey
  • Turkey, the Raw Guide
  • Turkey, Surviving the Expats