This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a novel in which the narrator shares a birthday with 1,000 others:
"I was born in the city of Bombay I once upon a time."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is August 11.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles , is Roy Todd of the University of Leeds.