This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a bookish poet with a taste for jazz: " There had been no more snow during the night, but because the frost continued so that the drifts lay where they had fallen, people told each other there was more to come. "
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is August 22 .
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 Claude Levi-Strauss's The Savage Mind , is Bill Watson, University of Kent at Canterbury.