First Impressions

January 28, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a Booker prize-winning novel set in the 1950s: " It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination for some days ."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is February 1 .

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 Paul Scott's The Jewel in the Crown , is Liz Meerabeau of Surrey.

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