This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a lesser work by a prolific English novelist, now better known for his plays:
"It was the end of a wet Monday afternoon in autumn."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is March 5.
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The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified William Golding's Pincher Martin , is Richard Greaves of Liverpool Hope University.
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