This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a prizewinning work:
"In the beginning there was only Brandenburg, a territory encompassing some 40,000 square kilometres and centred on the city of Berlin."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is August .
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Patrick Hamilton's The Slaves of Solitude , was Robert Warren of Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6.
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