This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence,is from a writer who was able to contemplate the stars while lying in the gutter: " The artist is the creator of beautiful things ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher
and the closing date is November 28 .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to here
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts , is David Martin of the University of Sheffield.