First Impressions

January 26, 2007

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a fictional work that draws on the author's childhood in Poland:

"Take a man with a nice face and sad eyes, fifty or more winters on his back, living a moderately pleasant life in a tranquil country."

* 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 e-mailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is January 29.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , was Margaret Fatih of Wilmslow, Cheshire.

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