This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by an author who established with Malcolm Bradbury the MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia:
"Gerald Middleton was a man of mildly but persistently depressive temperament"
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The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is February 11.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene, was Diane Kearns from the University of Bradford
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