This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author particularly concerned with London's sinister underbelly and the circular nature of time:
"And so let us beginne; and, as the Fabrick takes its Shape in front of you, alwaies keep the Structure intirely in Mind as you inscribe it."
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The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is July 25.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds , was Devi Jankowicz of the Graduate Business School at Luton University.
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