First Impressions

November 2, 2006

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work that went to trial:

"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically..."

* 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 November 6.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified John Chadwick's The Decipherment of Linear B , was Peter Barnes of the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning, The Open University.

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