First Impressions

August 31, 2007

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work by a writer perhaps better known for his screenplays:

"This is my favorite book in the world, though I have never read it."

n 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 theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is August 28.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Christopher Clark's Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 , was Ernst Sondheimer of London N6.

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