This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is drawn from the tale of an unconventional union:
"Of course I have no right whatsoever to write down the truth about my life, involving as it naturally does the lives of so many other people, but I do so urged by a necessity of truth-telling, because there is no living soul who knows the complete truth; here, may be one who knows a section; and there, one who knows another section; but to the whole picture no one is initiated."
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 e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is September 17.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Dennis Potter's Ticket to Ride , was Jon Dart of Leeds.
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