This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by an aristocratic traveller:
"Of all the things that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, none struck me more forcibly than the equality of social conditions."
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The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is March 23.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington , is Richard Trainor, vice-chancellor, University of Greenwich, London.
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