This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a novelist, essayist, journalist and dramatist who was born in Algeria:
"Mother died today."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is October 30.
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to
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 Bertrand Russell's The History of Western Philosophy, is John Allen Paulos of Temple University, Philadelphia, United States.
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