First Impressions

December 15, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from it's opening sentence, comes from a French novelist who began by writing opera libretti: " In the year 1866 the whole maritime population of Europe and America was executed by an inexplicable phenomenon."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is December 19 .

Entires should be sent to:
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX

faxed to 020 7782 3300

or e-mailed to:

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Bertrand Russell's The Problem of Philosophy , is Daniel Jones from London.

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