This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an ancient Greek philosopher: "Our own observation tells us that every state is an association of persons formed with a view to some good purpose."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is January 2 .
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 Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , is V. Mistry of Sheffield.