This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a fiction by an extremely versatile and prolific writer:
"It was about the beginning of September 1664, that I, amongst the rest of me neighbours, heard, in ordinary discourse, that the plague was returned again in Holland."
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is December 29.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd , is Neil Badmington of Cardiff University.
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