This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from it's opening sentence, comes from a French novelist who began by writing opera libretti: " In the year 1866 the whole maritime population of Europe and America was executed by an inexplicable phenomenon."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is December 19 .
Entires should be sent to:
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Bertrand Russell's The Problem of Philosophy , is Daniel Jones from London.