First Impressions

October 5, 2001

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a work by a journalist who would soon become a novelist:

"How much is conveyed in those two short words - 'The Parish'!"

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is October 9.

Entries, including postal address, 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 Evelyn Waugh's The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold , is Murdo Mistry of Sheffield.

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