This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a book that features a xanthic thoroughfare: " Dorothy lived in the midst of the great kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife ."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is August 17 .
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 Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White , is Christopher West of the University of Liverpool.