This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the record of a trip that helped lay the ground for a revolutionary theory:
"The neighbourhood of Porto Praya, viewed from the sea, wears a desolate aspect."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is April 21.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Sergei Eisenstein's The Film Sense , is Stuart Clarke of London SE16.