This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a narrative by a man who took his name from Scott's hero in The Lady of the Lake:
"I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland."
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The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is November 11.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Jean-Paul Satre's What is Literature and Other Essays , is Danny Gray of York.
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