This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work that despite its title is by an academic and not a farm mechanic:
"Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee."
* 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 30.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, is Karl Leydecker of Stirling University.
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