First Impressions

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the observations of a Danish police reporter in New York:

"Long ago it was said that 'one half of the world does not know how the other half lives'."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is May 12.

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY

faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us , is James Connelly of Southampton.

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