This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel by an author obsessed with sin and guilt:
"Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the ironwork."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is June12.
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 Charles Webb's The Graduate , is Hanya Gordonof De Montfort University.