Final Word

February 23, 1996

This week's Final Word is from a book that introduced one of Britain's postwar heroes to a restless generation:

"The Welches withdrew and began getting into their car. Moaning, Dixon allowed Christine to lead him away up the street. The whinnying and clanging of Welch's self-starter began behind them, growing fainter and fainter as they walked on until it was altogether overlaid by the other noises of the town and by their own voices."

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , is Jackie Clarke of Walthamstow, London.

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