First Impressions

March 16, 2007

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author who has an asteroid named after him:

"For thousands of years, human beings have contemplated the world about them and asked the great questions of existence: Why are we here? How did the universe begin? How will it end? How is the world put together? Why is it the way it is?"

* 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 March 19.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur's Babur Nama: Journal of Emperor Babur , was Richard Lloyd of Selsey.

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