This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an autobiographical novel, published posthumously: "When I was a small boy at the beginning of the century I remember an old man who wore knee-breeches and worsted stockings, and who used to hobble about the street of our village with the help of a stick."
The winner receives a Pounds 25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is January 23.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020-7782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified The Island of Dr Moreau by H. G. Wells, is Carolyn Converse of the University of Strathclyde.