First Impressions

June 11, 2004

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a doctor:

"Dearest Cousin Mikhail Mikhailovich, A few days ago I had the honour and pleasure of receiving your letter."

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 theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a half-case of wine. (Please include a telephone number to arrange delivery.) The closing date is June 15.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Prosper Mérimée's Carmen , is Simon Kemp of St John's College, Oxford.

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