This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novelist who has just bowed out of life's dance: "Duck, flying in from the south, ignored four or five ponderous explosions over at the quarry."
The winner receives a £25 book voucher and
the closing date is May 16 .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Carson McCuller's The Hart is a Lonely Hunter , is Steph Morris of Balham, London.