First Impressions

December 3, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a novel that transports us from a Gothic mansion in rural England to the jungles of Brazil: " Was anyone hurt? "

The winner receives a £25 Blackwells voucher and
the closing date is December 7 .

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 Joseph Heller's Catch-22 , is Chris Carmicahel from Newcastle Upon Tyne.


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