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 US marine biologist who alerted the world to the dangers of insecticides:
"There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is June 16.
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 J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye , is Mrs H. Whitmarsh of the University of Portsmouth.