The Sinner's Congregation

The Sinner's Congregation

by Guy Bellamy


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Named after a trip to see South Pacific, the Bali Hotel stands not in the South Seas but in a remote corner of Southern England. Reluctantly owned by Martin Lomax, the Bali has a bar that provides refuge to residents and a group of eccentric locals including the sharp-tongued, gin-swilling Mrs Stapleton and her verbal sparring partner Adam.

One fateful day, however, the mirth and merriment of the Bali is clouded by the arrival of a spectre from Martin's past. His name is Edwin Catchpole and to say that he is a vicious brute would be flattery. To Martin, the opportunity to even the score is far too tempting to resist...

"Zany, with snappy dialogue and nice throw-away lines, the story carries a genuine sense of lonely tragedy beneath the chuckles."

Sunday Express

"Crackles with aphorisms....a powerful novel."

Daily Express

"High comedy...high entertainment."

New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909609259
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2013
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Guy Bellamy was born in Bristol but has lived mostly in Surrey. After National Service in Germany with the RAF, he went into journalism and has worked on newspapers in Cornwall, Bournemouth, Brighton and Fleet Street including the Daily Express and Sun. He is married with a daughter and now lives in Hampshire.

"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

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