This week’s competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an American writer who was brought up in England and educated at Dulwich College:
“It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid-October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher.
The closing date is December 20.
The winner of last week’s competition, who identified Samuel Beckett’s Watt , was Janet Thomas of the department of information studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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