This week’s competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by an autodidact, polyglot and accomplished musician:
“You must and will suppose (fair or foul reader, but where’s the difference?) that I suppose a heap of happenings that I had no eye to eye knowledge of or concerning.”
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is June 18.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps , is Susheila Norman of South Petherton, Somerset.
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