First Impressions

February 4, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a work by an American journalist with earth-shaking claims: " This book is a slice of intensified history - history as I saw it. "

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is February 8 .

Entries 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 Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day , is W. Irving of the University of the West of England.

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