This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novelist who once had presidential pretensions: " The man was tall and so thin he seemed always to be in profile. "
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's book voucher and
the closing date is August 29.
Entries should be sent to First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020-7782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Philip Larkin's The Girl in Winter , is Malcolm Andrew of Queen's University, Belfast.