This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel that revolves around a seedy shop in Soho:
"Mr Verloc, going out in the morning, left the shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is April 10.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust , is Rachael Newberry of Birkbeck College, University of London.