First Impressions

April 7, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel abouta university lecturer: "Now it is the autumn again; the people areall coming back."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is April 11 .

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY

faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailedto

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow , is Matthew Fisher of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

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