This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its first sentence, is from a story that "did for the boy's book what Sherlock Holmes did for the detective tale":
"Mr Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth - a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centred upon his own silly self."
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is August 22.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Nikolaus Pevsner's An Outline of European Architecture , was Lyn Turpin of Brighton.
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