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Perking the Pansies by Jack Scott

Perking the Pansies by Jack Scott tells the tale of Jack and Liam, a gay couple, who move from a thriving metropolis to a small Aegean town in Turkey, expecting to find a satisfying social whirl, albeit with better weather. Instead … Continue reading

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The Pull of It by Wendy Fox

Wendy Fox’s new novel The Pull of It puts a spotlight on the way travel gives us the chance to start our lives again. To find answers to the questions ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What makes me happy?’ Laura, the … Continue reading

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Turkish Awakening – A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey

In her introduction, Alev Scott states that Turkish Awakening is as much about her personal discovery of the land of her mother’s birth as it is an exploration of contemporary Turkish life and politics, and she is true to her … Continue reading

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The Evil Eye in Turkey – Nazar

From new born babies to wise old grandparents, everyone in Turkey will wear a nazar boncuğu, a blue bead evil eye, at some stage in their lives. Turks believe that ill-wishers can cause harm just by looking malevolently at their … Continue reading

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Salt in the Milk: Ten Years in Istanbul

Salt in the Milk is not for the faint-hearted or for those averse to offensive language. In addition, it’s really only for diehard Sean Bw Parker fans as this collection of unconnected pieces has no beginning, end or middle. It’s … Continue reading

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Turkey Street by Jack Scott

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 … Continue reading

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Turkey Culture Smart by Charlotte McPherson

This pocket size guide to the essential customs and culture of Turkey is a must read whether you’re coming to Turkey for the first time or plan to live here for a while. Unlike the usual guide book or personal … Continue reading

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Exploring Turkish Landscapes – Natalie Sayin review

“A few months ago, Lisa Morrow, an experienced travel writer living in Istanbul, contacted me. She had just released a book about Turkish Culture and asked if she could send a copy, for a published review. I said yes and … Continue reading

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Books about Turkey to add to your library

Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts and photos about my life in Istanbul and travels in Turkey. August was a really exciting month for me. I went to new places for a relaxing holiday, and gave three … Continue reading

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Life In Istanbul – Greenhouse review

Experience Istanbul with an author who brings life in Istanbul alive – review by Greenhouse Books “Everyday life in Istanbul has never been described so vividly. Australian long-term resident in Turkey Lisa Morrow has an ability to take us on … Continue reading

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