This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a book about the design of an object much used by writers:
"All made objects owe their existence to some kind of engineering, which is essential for civilization."
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to
First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is March 11.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , is Colin Clarke-Hill of the University of Gloucestershire.
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