This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from the life of a 20th-century scientific polymath:
"The newest and grandest liner in the White Star fleet, Celtic , sailed from Queenstown harbour without fanfare. She cut through the grey waves, rounding the Head of Kinsale as the late November sun slipped beneath the Atlantic Ocean."
* 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 email@example.com
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is April 3.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Andrew Motion's In the Blood , was Sarah Marsh of Margate, Kent.
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