This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by a trained architect whose novel is more celebrated than its hero: " The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwells voucher and
the closing date is November 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 Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews , is Miriam Marcus of London NW6.