This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a gay English novelist who became a celebrity in the US:
"Waking up begins with saying am and now."
The winner receives a half-case of wine. (Please include a telephone number to arrange delivery.)
The closing date is June 29.
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 email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Richard Adams' Watership Down , is Claire MacLean of Salford University.
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