First Impressions

January 7, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the first of 100 stories about the past century: " 1900. I, trading places with myself, was in the thick of things, year in and year out ."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's bookvoucher and
the closing date is January 11 .

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 identifed Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey , was Andrew Haynes of London.

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