This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the memoirs of a distinguished historian:
"One day in the autumn of 1994, my wife Marlene, who kept track of the London correspondence while I was teaching my course at the New School in New York, phoned me to say there was a letter from Hamburg she could not read, as it was in German."
- Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, faxed to 020 3194 3300 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is November 12.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections , was Robert Anthony of London, W6.
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