This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work about Australia by a journalist, academic and author:
"We were on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel, drinking whisky and looking down on the glare of Hong Kong."
* 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 email@example.com
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is October 23.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Graham Swift's Waterland , was Jane Boggan of Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan.
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