First Impressions

September 16, 2005

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a patriotic Nobel laureate:

"The children were at the Theatre, acting to Three Cows as much as they could remember of Midsummer Night's Dream ."

* 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 September 19.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Pierre Boulle's The Bridge on the River Kwai , was Alexandra Bamji of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

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