This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the work of an economist familiar with a trinity of continents:
"Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there not being enough food to eat."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is January .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who identified D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover ,is Helen Vahramian of Manchester Metropolitan University.