This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a Victorian novelist published by Dickens:
"It is a great thing for a lad when he is first turned into the independence of lodgings."
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The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is June 17.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, is Eileen Cottis, formerly of the University of North London.
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