Perking the Pansies
Jack and Liam move to Turkey

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An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Turkey sits astride a major earthquake zone. The Anatolian tectonic plate is surrounded by active fault lines. Turkey’s rugged landscape has been wrought by tectonic activity since the dawn of time and Turkey’s culture and history has been shaped by frequent and sometimes devastating quakes. The Izmit quake of 1999 killed or injured in excess of 60,000 people. The 2011 Van quake killed or injured 5,000. Perking the Pansies, Jack Scott’s bitter-sweet, tragi-comedy, recounts an earthquake that shook Jack and Liam from their bed.

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Chapter 20: Empty Nest
"...up the street. I dragged Liam to see it one afternoon, partly to take his mind off Adalet and partly to feed my obsession with ancient ruins. It was nothing but a big hole in the ground. Having survived for seventeen centuries virtually intact, it was felled by an earthquake in the Middle Ages. What was left had been plundered by the Knights of St. John to build the rather impressive landmark Crusader castle that dominated the town. “That’s the Catholics for you, no respect for history,” said Liam. “That’s my ..."

"...earthquake, Liam and I berthed next to the engine room of a cross-channel ferry and by morning, contemplated hara-kiri. Our predicament was finally solved with the installation of a wall mounted unit in the ground floor extension where the walls were of standard girth. The gentle cooling hum delivered us ..."

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"Although this is Jack Scott’s first book, he’s a wonderful raconteur and writes like a seasoned author...."

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