This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an account of the big bang by an atheist physicist:
"The origin of the universe is explained in the Younger Edda , a collection of Norse myths compiled around 1220 by the Icelandic magnate Snorri Sturleson."
* 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 April 4.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, was P. W. John of Gilfach Goch, Mid Glamorgan.
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