First Impressions

April 7, 2006

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

"It was Thursday, Miss Millington's afternoon off, and Mr Stone had to let himself in."

n 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 emailed to

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is April 10.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified The Poverty of Theory by E. P. Thompson, is John Schwarzmantel of Leeds University.

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