First Impressions

August 4, 2006

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel by a West Indian writer:

"One grim winter evening, when it had a kind of unrealness about London, with a fog sleeping restlessly over the city and the lights showing in the blur as if is not London at all..."

* 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 £25 book voucher. The closing date is August 7.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Paul Auster's In the Country of Last Things , is Rob Spence of Edge Hill University.

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