First Impressions

July 16, 2004

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

"I could see men of all colors bouncing along in the boxcar."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to: First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BXJFax: 020 7782 3300; email: theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a half-case of wine. (Please include a telephone number to arrange delivery.) The closing date is July 19.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, is Martha-Marie Kleinhans of Reading University's School of Law.

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