This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel filmed by a famous Japanese director:
"At about nine o'clock one morning, at the end of November, during a thaw, a train of the St Petersburg-Warsaw line was approaching St Petersburg at full steam."
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is April 6.
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to
The Times Higher
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Abbe Prevost's Manon Lescaut , is Sheena Lesniowski of Cheltenham.
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