This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a failed academic turned biographer:
"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it."
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The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is January 28.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Walter Abish's How German Is It is Maureen McLaughlin of the University of the West of England.
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