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A CHANCE to win three nights in a 4-star hotel in Paris for two people including travel, with tickets for a ballet at the Palais Garnier, sponsored by Liaisons Abroad, London: the ticket specialists in the world of events*. The winner will also win a book of his/her choice from each of the 12 publishers taking part in the promotion of French writing currently being sponsored in selected bookshops by the Arts Council of England, as well as a copy of France: The Rough Guide. Six runners-up will each receive a copy of France: The Rough Guide.

1. Name two books written by the Prix Goncourt winner Tahar Ben Jelloun.

2. Who is the translator of Emmanuel Carrere's novel Class Trip?

Tie-breaker: Patrick Chamoiseau's new novel is entitled Solibo Magnificent. Solibo refused his title for a long time, but why did he deserve it?

Please send your answers on a postcard only, with your name and address, to: French Literature, PO Box 20661, London NW6 6ZR.

*Booking is subject to availability and to certain conditions.

Terms and conditions: 1. Instructions form part of the rules; 2. Only UK residents aged 18 or over may enter; 3. Closing date is 30/5/99; 4. The winning tie-breaker is the one judged most apt, the judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.