This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an autobiographical record of life in America's South:
"One winter morning in the long-ago, four-year-old days of my life I found myself standing before a fireplace, warming my hands over a mound of glowing coals, listening to the wind whistle past the house outside."
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 24.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Nigel Nicholson's Portrait of a Marriage , was Susan Jeffares of Pershore, Worcestershire.
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