This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a novel by a Nobel laureate decorated for bravery in the second world war:
"The fretted hands of the bronze clock on the shelf stood at five to five."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is December 15.
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 Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat , is Emma L. Bissell of Preston, Lancashire.