First Impressions

March 18, 2005

This week's competition to identify a book from its opening sentence is from a novel whose author and central character are in 'exile' from the Caribbean:

" When I first came to London, shortly after the end of the war, I found myself after a few days in a boarding house, called a private hotel, in Kensington High Street area."

* 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

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is March 21.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Henry James's The Turn of the Screw , is Rosemary Hoyle of Brigg, North Lincolnshire.

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