This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work that weaves a tapestry of the lives of the Edwardian upper classes:
"It caused a mild scandal at the time, but in most people's memories it was quite outshone by what succeeded it."
* 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 email@example.com
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is February 5.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Louis Begley's Wartime Lies , was Ian Chapman of Cwm, Ebbw Vale.
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