This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by an autobiographical writer whose ideas on countryside management would noy coincide with those of Tony Blair:
" My childhood was a queer and not altogether happy one ."
The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is July .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified William Golding's Lord of the Flies , is David Flavell from Liverpool.