First Impressions

November 3, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author who encountered wartime horrors first hand: " I was captured by the Fascist Militia on 13 December 1943 ."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is November 7 .

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX,
faxed to 020-7782 3300
or  emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Raymond Chandler's The Lady in the Lake , is Alan Stanton of Richmond, Surrey.

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