A novel reordering:

Pale snakes injured fat man

The letters in the five-word sentence above can be rearranged to form the title of a book and the name of its author. A prize of the new Chambers 21st Dictionary will be awarded to the sender of the first correct answer we open.

Send answers to: Perplexity, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL to arrive by 4 June.

10 May answers:

Netherlands (slender than)

Rotterdam (trot armed)

Maastricht (harm static)

Winner: Sally Bonnett (Roach, Cardiff)