Guy Bellamy


"Comic novelists as riotous and eccentric as Guy Bellamy don't grow on trees."   Mail on Sunday
 "The best-selling novelist whose books are compulsory holiday reading."

"Funny,caustic and gloriously readable."
  Evening Standard

"The funniest writer in Britain."
  Birmingham Sunday Mercury


This website has been created by the comic novelist Mike Lloyd-Jones (author of JUST COMPLAINTS, THE FORTUNATE ISLAND and THE TACKLE AND BAIT). It is for all lovers of Guy Bellamy’s wickedly funny novels - and for those who haven’t yet been introduced to these comic masterpieces.

Guy Bellamy wrote fourteen novels. His first - The Secret Lemonade Drinker - was published in 1977. What was to be his final novel - The Secret Vodka Drinker - appeared in July 2012. All his novels are available in paperback or eBook from Amazon.

Guy Bellamy (1935-2015) was born in Bristol but he grew up in Surrey where, from 1948 to 1952, he was a pupil at Farnham Grammar School. On leaving school he joined the RAF for two years’ National Service. After working as a journalist on local newspapers in Surrey and Hampshire he went to work in Fleet Street becoming, at the age of 24, the youngest sub-editor on the Daily Express. From there he moved to The Sun, but in 1977 his novel, The Secret Lemonade Drinker was accepted by Secker and Warburg and Guy left Fleet Street to concentrate on writing novels.

The Secret Lemonade Drinker was the first in a series of comic bestsellers, one of which - The Mystery of Men - was made into a film for the BBC.

Guy Bellamy's novels are available from Amazon in paperback or e-book editions.

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