This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a writer admired by Graham Greene who had unconventional views and an unconventional life:
"To the as-yet-unborn, to all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness: watch out for life."
* 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 April 23.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom is Cherylyn Waite of Barnsley.
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