This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a 19th-century essayist who originally wanted to be a philosopher or a painter:
"There is a pleasure in painting which none but painters know."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is September 25.
Entries, including postal address and institution, should be sent to
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faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, is Bill Revell of the University of North London.
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