This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an anonymously published novel whose title is an anagram:
"If the reader will excuse me, I will say nothing of my antecedents, nor of the circumstances which led me to leave my native country;..."
* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , 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 November 22.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub , was David Currie of the department of computer science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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