This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a tale of a maid of Marshalsea:
"Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is March 31.
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 identifiedMikhail Sholokhov's And Quiet Flows the Don , isChris Barrow of the University of Wales, Swansea.