First Impressions

November 22, 2002

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a short story that won its author a Nobel prize:

"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is November 26.

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to

First Impressions
The THES, Admiral House
66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX

faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

Last week's winner, who correctly identified Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall , was Stephen Williams of the university chaplaincy, Diocese of London.


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