First Impressions

May 21, 2004

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a biographer of the Victorians:

"On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England."

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is May 25.

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Athens: Its Rise and Fall , by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, was Paul Stanistreet of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester.

THES (TSL Education Ltd) and its associated companies may from time to time wish to process, or disclose your data to approved third-party companies, in order to monitor our service and send you future promotions. If you do not wish us to do this, please notify us by writing 'No promotions' on your entry.

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