First Impressions

August 12, 2005

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by an immigrant who loved Britain's architecture:

"A bicycle shed is a building; Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture."

* 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 e-mailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is August 15.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Civilisation by Kenneth Clark, is Mary Brown of Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University.

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