This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, proves it takes one to know one - the author served as a naval intelligence officer during the last war: "There are moments of great luxury in the life of a secret agent."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is August 31 .
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 Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier , is Mike Gallacher of Shropshire.