This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an account of a journey through Europe in the 1930s:
"'A splendid afternoon to set out,' said one of the friends who was seeing me off, peering at the rain and rolling up the window."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is March 20 .
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 Günter Grass's The Tin Drum , is Lily Martin of Rochdale, Lancashire.