This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel written by a former ambulance driver:
"In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains."
The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is January 26.
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 James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy , is Lisa Stacey of Leicester.