This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the work of a Dutch Jew who was expelled from his synagogue for his unorthodox views:
"By cause of itself I understand that whose essence involves existence, or that whose nature cannot be conceived except as existing."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is April 28.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Charles Darwin's Voyages of the Beagle , is John Finney of University College London.