First Impressions competition: February 28 2008

February 28, 2008

This week’s competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a tale about fly-fishing:

"Having harbored two sons in the waters of her womb, my mother considers herself something of an authority on human foetuses."

Entries, including your postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, Times Higher Education, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, faxed to 020 3194 3300 or emailed to chat@timeshighereducation.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is 05 March 2008.

The winner of last week’s competition, who identified The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, is Martin White of Handsworth Wood, Birmingham.

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