This month: The beach
Your assignment

Each month we set readers a photographic assignment and offer them the chance to have their picture published on this page. The brief for August is "The Beach". Please send your photographs (colour or black and white, preferably in print form, with your name and daytime telephone number on the back) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The winning entries will be showcased throughout the month, and each published photographer will be rewarded with a bottle of either Champagne or olive oil (please state your preference). We regret that photographs cannot be returned.

This week's winner

Nigel Swift of London took this picture of his daughter, Maia, 13, on the beach at Broome in north-west Australia last April. "We planned to drive down the coast, but this was just too nice," he recalls. "We had an apartment and went to the beach every day: it's six miles of white sand with about 20 people on it." Nigel is a model maker for TV, and worked on such gems as the BBC2 logo which drops into coloured dust. "Photography has recently started to take over my life," he reports, "but I took this with an ordinary manual Nikon."


Who is this author and antiquarian?


What is his connection with this grim place


How is this Dorset shore linked with the above

Answers 31 July

Who? Virginia Woolf and John Lehmann

What? The handpress on which Leonard and Virginia Woolf began their publishing firm, The Hogarth Press.

Where? Sissinghurst, home of Virginia's friend, Vita Sackville-West, which houses the handpress. Lehmann was a partner in the Hogarth, which published his first poems.

Congratulations to the winners: M Hulmes, Lewes; H Braverman, Barnes; J Young, West Deeping, Lincs.

Questions set by Christopher Hawtree. A bottle of Champagne or olive oil (please state preference) will go to the senders of the first three correct solutions opened. Please send a postcard with your three answers, marked Who? What? Where? to The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Entries must reach us by 21 August. The correct answers will be given in two weeks. The normal Independent Newspapers rules, available on request, apply to this competition.