This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a chilly tale of unobtainable love:
"I had the story, bit by bit, from various people..."
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is September 12.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski, is Alexandra Roberts of Beckenham, Kent.
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