First Impressions

January 19, 2007

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a biographical coming-of-age novel:

"Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo."

* 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 theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is January 22.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Tom Perrotta's Little Children , was Janice Beal of Mill Hill, London.

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