This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a writer who once co-authored a novel with Joseph Conrad:
" This is the saddest story I have ever heard ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is August 24 .
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 L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , is Dr D. B. Ferguson of Manchester.