First Impressions

January 21, 2005

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a historical novel by a British writer born in Dominica:

"They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £50 book voucher. The closing date is January 24.

Nobody correctly identified S. Y. Agnon's A Guest for the Night last week, so the January 14 prize will be rolled over to January 21.

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