First Impressions

September 1, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel about Africa with Conrad as its predecessor: " The World is what it is; men who are nothing who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it ."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is September 4.

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 Mario Vargas Llosa's The War of the End of the World , is Andrew Haynes from London.

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