This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel by a one-time university lecturer:
"'Hallo, Miss Bunn,' Dick Thompson said on a note of celebration."
* 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 February 14.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Mikhail Bulgakov's The White Guard , is Stacy Gillis of the Department of English at Newcastle University.
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