This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a novelist admired by Turgenev, Henry James and Queen Victoria:
"Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is September 4.
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 Richard Dawkins's The Blind Watchmaker, is Iain Stevenson of City University.
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