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The Secret Vodka Drinker: The Sequel to the Secret Lemonade Drinker

The Secret Vodka Drinker: The Sequel to the Secret Lemonade Drinker [Kindle Edition]

Guy Bellamy
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Bobby Booth’s 40th birthday party, an alfresco celebration he has planned with some care, ends in disaster when one of his guests complains that a couple are making love on the lawn. The news is shocking enough, but made much worse when he is told that the female participant in this ill-considered frolic is his wife, Josie.

Life gets worse the following week when Bobby loses his job as a teacher after an argument with a pupil. As one of the newly unemployed, and with his marriage disintegrating around him, he returns to the pub he used to use and consoles himself with vodka.

There he finds his old friend Roland who he hasn’t seen for years and their discussion centres on Bobby’s poverty and what is to be done about it. Bobby is hoping that Roland will come up with one of his money-making ideas, but in the end it is Bobby who has a flash of inspiration – a firm devoted to selling electric cars.

With Josie seeking a divorce, and the police threatening to prosecute him for assaulting a pupil, Bobby tires to concentrate on creating his car firm.
The only consolation in his life is a reunion with his first wife Caroline who has lived alone since their divorce.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Guy Bellamy (25 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully entertaining 2 Aug 2012
By Mike
I loved this book. The opening of the story gets it off to a cracking start and it then keeps you reading to find out how all the complications in the characters' lives are going to sort themselves out. It's warm, very funny and the happy ending leaves you with a smile and feeling good. An ideal read to lift your spirits in depressing times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Guy - let's have more please 13 Nov 2012
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It's about time! Been waiting for another Guy Bellamy book for ages and this one doesn't disappoint. It follows up from Secret Lemonade drink 7 years on. Story is bang on and it was like welcoming old friends back into your life.
Well done Guy - can we have some more please?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A conversation with old friends 21 Nov 2012
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I enjoyed the honest simplicity of the plot and the familiarity of the characters that I well remember getting to know 30 odd years ago: it felt like having a conversation with old friends. I love the way that Guy puts his characters into situations and seems to sit back and watches to see what happens. It came as welcome relief to a world that is increasingly taking itself too seriously but manages to nudge you into reflecting on what really matters in life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 5 Jun 2014
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Another great Guy Bellamy book. We'll worth waiting for. Easy reading, funny and a good plot. Hope it's not long before he publishes another one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable reading 11 April 2014
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Read Secret Lemonade Drinker years ago and have just found the sequel which follows on quite well
Easy reading any time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 Jan 2014
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Great story that had me laughing out loud as always. Why oh why are the stories so short - I want them to go on for longer
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1.0 out of 5 stars Facile sequel to a fantastic story 10 Jan 2014
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The Lemonade Drinker was great but this sequel was poor and did not follow the narrative of the first book.
What happened to baby bobby and Jose's parents?
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5.0 out of 5 stars We need more of these 27 Nov 2013
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Whether or not this is Guy Bellamy's finest work is a moot point. The fact remains, we need more of these. He's a comic genius and deserves utmost respect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice amusing story
I enjoyed this story that kept me entertained and kept me smiling. This is the first book I have bought by Guy Bellamy. I now know there are others that also sound very good. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Lover
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of reading time
I enjoyed the Nudists and The Man Who Won, but the more of Bellamy's books I read, the more repetitious they become. He is never satisfied to use a clever line in only one book! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Clive of Crete
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh a page
As usual, Guy Bellamy writes in his laugh out loud funny way mixing humourous plots with clever one liners. A great book.
Published 10 months ago by A. Knox
3.0 out of 5 stars Good,but could do better.
I enjoyed reading this, as I've enjoyed all of Guy Bellamy's books - but I would have preferred it to have been quite a bit longer. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Gerry Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
I have read all the books that Guy Bellamy has written so was very happy to discover this latest work. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Chris Parfitt
5.0 out of 5 stars a great story teller
Bellamy knows the English very well. He presents a true picture of England and the middle class English in an amusing yet down to earth way. Read more
Published 15 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb sequel to The secret lemonade drinker
I am a great fan of Guy Bellamy and have read ALL his books,and this one right up to his high standard. Read more
Published 17 months ago by punnets
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable, classic Bellamy
Found this by luck as I hadn't realised that Guy was still writing. As enjoyable as ever, not at all demanding but that's why I like him. Read more
Published 18 months ago by T. Allen
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