First Impressions

July 7, 2006

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a novelist who started her career as an actress in Liverpool rep:

"On the morning of December 15th, 1784, a day of bleak skies heralding snow, a box-cart rattled into Bolt Court and drew up outside Number 8."

* 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 theschat@thes.co.uk

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

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Ian McEwan's Black Dogs, is Liz Waller of Leeds University.

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