This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author who said goodbyes to both a city and his country: " My first impression was that the stranger's eyes were of an unusually blue light ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is October 19 .
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 Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy , is Bonnie McMullen from Oxford.