Turkey Street: Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack ScottTurkey Street: Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott

Turkey Street: Jack and Liam move to Bodrum

byJack Scott

Paperback | May 18, 2015

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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 temperance meeting. Against all the odds, the boys from the Smoke were welcomed into the fold by a feisty mix of eccentric locals and a select group of trailblazing expats, irresistible ladies with racy pasts and plucky presents. Hop aboard Jack's rainbow gulet as he navigates the choppy waters of a town on the march and a national resurgence not seen since Suleiman the Magnificent was at the gates of Vienna. Grab your deckchair for a whirlwind tour of love and duty, passion and betrayal, broken hearts and broken bones, dirty politics and the dawn of a new Ottoman era.

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, he became a shop boy on London's trendy King's Road: 'Days on the tills and nights ...
Title:Turkey Street: Jack and Liam move to BodrumFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.77 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.77 inPublished:May 18, 2015Publisher:Springtime BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:099323772X

ISBN - 13:9780993237720


Table of Contents

Preface-Postcard from the Ege; 1-The Garden of Sin; 3-Home Alone; 4-In the Bleak Midwinter; 5-A Christmas Carol; 6-Turkey with all the Trimmings; 7-The Bodrum Belles; 8-The Sisterhood; 9-Raindrops on Roses; 10-The Best of Times; 11-The Worst of times; 12-In the Name of the Father...; 13-Blessed are the Meek; 14-A New Beginning; 15-Happy Birthday, Uncle Sam; 16-Little Drummer Boy; 17-The Last Supper; 18-Irfan the Slut; 19-Bees Around the Honeypot; 20-The Harlequin and the Clown; 21-The Gathering Storm; 22-For Better, For Worse; 23-'Til Death Us Do Part; 24-For Whom the Belles Toll; 25-The Letter; 26-Gorilla in the Mist; 27-The Exiles; 28-All About Eve; 29-Erdem and Eve; 30-The Winds of Change; 31-The Ringing of the Belles; 32-School's Out; Expat Glossary; A Word or Two in British; A Word of Two in Turkish; Postscript-The Girl in the Red Dress

Editorial Reviews

'One of the best non-fiction books of the year.' Rainbow Books Awards, 2015. 'A great rattlingly paced read which also provides a snapshot of a Turkey that is changing in ways none of us, as yet, fully understand.' Barbara Nadel, author. 'Removes Turkey's headscarf and tousles the hair a little - with comical and touching consequences. I loved it.' Jay Artale, author, the Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide. 'A beautifully presented tale that segues cleverly from hilarious and irreverent to heartbreakingly poignant.' Kay McMahon, British Expat. 'Jack Scott expertly blends wit and humour in an accurate portrayal of daily Turkish life, warts and all!' Natalie Sayin, the Turkish Travel Blog. 'Cutting wit, giggles and sadness - Jack and Liam's dalliances with the expat world make for compelling reading.' Julia Power, Turkey's for Life.