First Impressions

July 12, 2002

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a semi-autobiographical book in which the author's friends, including W. H. Auden, appear under fictitious names:

"To look at, Mr Holmes was a short, stout, middle-aged man with reddish hair just beginning to get thin on the crown."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is July 16.

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 Franz Kafka's The Castle , is Stefanie Gottel of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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