This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by a novelist who was once a policeman:
"U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, in Upper Burma, was sitting in his verandah"
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is April 16.
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The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Among the Russians by Colin Thubron, is Wendy Reddall of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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