This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a first novel by the son of an army NCO:
"I did not kill my father, but I sometimes felt I had helped him on his way."
* 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 April 29.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant , is Ian Kirkwood of De Montfort University.
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