This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a zoologist who kept a famous zoo:
"July had been blown out like a candle by a biting wind that ushered in a leaden August sky."
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The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher.
The closing date is June 10.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop is Ann Hobbs of Royal Holloway, University of London.
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