This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a classic of the Russian civil war:
"The Melekhov farm stood on the very edge of the village."
The winner receives a £20 book token. The closing date is March 24.
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
Last week's winner, who identified James Gleick's Chaos: Making a New Science , is Alasdair Smith, senior pro-vice chancellor, University of Sussex