First Impressions

April 20, 2001

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novelist who is also well known for poetry and short stories:

"He was working on the edge of the common, beyond the small brook that ran in the dip at the bottom of the garden..."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is April 24.

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 Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore's The Medium is the Massage , is Bette Hattell of Plymouth.

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