This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from the diary of a curmudgeonly don:
"The gas lamp outside our door has been lit again for the first time since 1914."
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is May 4.
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 of last week's competition, who identified Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , is Paul Senior of Sheffield Hallam University.
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