This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a Cambridge botanist with country connections:
"Why is Herefordshire more like rural Essex than either of them is like Cambridgeshire?"
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is March 10.
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 Felicia Hemans's Casabianca , is David Martin of the University of Sheffield.