This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel by a tax specialist and one of Alfred Hitchcock's favourite writers:
"I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with 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 emailed to email@example.com
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is June 12.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Edward P. Jones's
The Known World , is Michael Youlton of Warwick University.
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