This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a Victorian first novel published after the author's death:
"The other day in looking over my papers, I found in my desk the following copy of a letter, sent by me a year since to an old school acquaintance."
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is August 12.
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to
Admiral House, 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 identified Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, is Maurice Milne of the Open University.
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