This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a short autobiography by a 20th-century scientific genius:
"Here I sit in order to write, at the age of 67, something like my own obituary."
* 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 January 16.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Victoria Glendinning's Vita , was Graham Spencer, tutor in philosophy at Mid Essex Adult Community College.
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