3 OCTOBER 1952, Page 18


Set by Frank Evelyn - Autumn Books.—Readers are invited to submit imaginary excerpts from imaginary publishers' lists, together with quotations from the blurbs ; not more than 200 words in all. The authors, too, must be imaginary, but competitors are urged to exercise to the fill their powers of parody and pastiche while expressing their prejudices, not to say their hatreds. The object is to produce the most repulsive list. Prize £5, which may be divided.

Entries must be addressed to the Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, in envelopes marked " Competition," and must be received not later than October 15th. Results will b: published in the Spectator of October 24th.