First Impressions

March 23, 2001

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by a former prisoner and exile:

"At 5am, as usual, reveille was sounded - a hammer banged against a rail just by the staff barracks."

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

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 Patrick Leigh Fermor's A Time of Gifts , is Peter Edbury of Cardiff.

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