This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author regarded by many as a writer of 'dirty books':
"Once you have given up the ghost, everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos."
* 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 November 13 . The winner of last week's competition, who identified D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover , is Lynne Barnett of Notttingham Trent University.
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