This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by a former prisoner and exile:
"At 5am, as usual, reveille was sounded - a hammer banged against a rail just by the staff barracks."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is March .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Patrick Leigh Fermor's A Time of Gifts , is Peter Edbury of Cardiff.