This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a science-fiction writer originally called Harris: " One of the luckiest accidents in my wife's life is that she happened to marry a man who was born on the 26th of September ."
The winner receives a £25 book token and
the closing date is October 10.
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 Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain , is Joanne Winning of the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University.