First Impressions

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an English novel by a writer born of Polish parents:

"He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull."

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 18.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified V. S. Naipaul's Mr Stone and the Knights Companion , was Phil Askham, of the faculty of development and society, Sheffield Hallam University.

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