This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a work by a journalist who would soon become a novelist:
"How much is conveyed in those two short words - 'The Parish'!"
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is October 9.
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Evelyn Waugh's The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold , is Murdo Mistry of Sheffield.
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