First Impressions competition: 22 May 2008

May 22, 2008

This week’s competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a memoir:

“I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher Education, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, faxed to 020 3194 3300 or e-mailed to

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is 21 May.

The winner of last week’s competition, who identified "Archipelagoes" (also known as 'The Port of Spain') from "The Map of the New World" poems which featured in "The Fortunate Traveller", "Selected Poetry" and "Omeros" by Derek Walcott, is Holly Green of Maidstone, Kent

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